Local economic information and policy

Local economic information and policy

We monitor the local economy and provide reports to provide an evidence base for local decision-making and develop local policy to support economic growth.

Economic Development Plan

The Economic Development Plan is our plan for reaching our full economic potential and sets out how we will seek to meet the challenge of creating 27,000 new jobs by 2026 to accompany planned housing growth. It is based on a consultation (PDF 2.4MB) carried out in 2011 with local partners, residents and businesses.

Economic Insight

Economic Insight monitors the local economic conditions and the factors influencing economic growth, along with key performance indicators set out in our Economic Development Plan.

Economic Insight is produced biennially and replaces the Local Economic Assessment.

Previous Local Economic Assessments

Our Local Economic Assessments monitor the local economic conditions and the factors influencing economic growth, along with key performance indicators set out in our Economic Development Plan.

Local Economic Assessments are produced annually:

Quarterly Economic Monitoring Reports

Our Economic Monitoring Reports are produced each quarter to provide regular, easy to access information on the national and local economy.

Business survey

The aim of this business survey is to identify the economic challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the area. It covers the following issues:

  • quality of the local area as a business location
  • business engagement and support
  • business performance
  • employment, skills and training
  • innovation
  • regulation

Download the full report from our 2017 business survey (PDF 1.9MB)
Download the summary from our 2017 business survey (PDF 549.5KB)

South East Midlands Local Economic Partnership

We are an active member of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (link opens in new window) (SEMLEP), which brings together businesses, universities and colleges, community groups, social enterprises and local government to support economic growth across the region.

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