Derby is central, compact, connected and hi-tech - and it has been since the eighteenth century.
Jobs, skills, transport, science, and quality of life are at the heart of the long term economic plan to make Derbyshire contribute to the Engine for Growth in the UK.
The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government which will see an extra £22.2m invested in Derbyshire, Derby, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham between 2016 and 2021. This is in addition to the £174m of funding committed by the Government on 7 July 2014. Over the lifetime of its Deal (2015-2021) the Local Enterprise Partnership estimates that up to 22,000 new jobs could be created, 10,000 new homes built and that it has the potential to generate £550m public and private investment.
To read more about investiment, employment and future developments please download our regional report.