Growing business and creating high-value jobs in the Harrogate district: Since launching our Economic Growth Strategy in summer 2017 we have provided tailored support to over 200 local businesses and directly helped secure over £500,000 of business grant funding - enabling business growth and creating high-value jobs. Please view our latest e-newsletter for highlights of our achievements in this first year and for a taste of our plans for the year ahead.

The Economic Growth Strategy for the Harrogate district (2017-2035) aims to adopt a co-ordinated, corporate approach to prioritise and support 'good growth' in the district, to achieve a sustainable and resilient economy by 2035 (featuring new higher value jobs, an increase in Gross value added (GVA) and a boost in average workplace wages to at least the regional average).

This aim will be achieved by delivering interventions in the following strategic themes:

  • land and buildings for growth
  • skills for growth
  • targeted business support
  • conditions for growth: digital and telecoms
  • conditions for growth: transport
  • branding and promotion

The interventions within these key themes will focus on four key sectors

  • creative and digital
  • financial and professional services
  • logistics
  • scientific research and development

This new economic growth strategy is all about providing a long term framework to build on our strengths, address our challenges, create effective partnerships and deliver positive, focused interventions to create a more sustainable economy for the future.

Economic Growth Strategy for the Harrogate district 2017-2035

Page last updated 11/10/2018