North Yorkshire Wider Partnership Conference - Friday 3 November 2017
Inclusive growth: How can we all contribute to helping North Yorkshire’s economy work for everyone?
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North Yorkshire is a beautiful county with two national parks, an attractive coastline and some of the best places to live in the country. However, in terms of its economy it is not without challenges - for example, low average wages mean that housing affordability is an issue. Growing the economy to create more high quality jobs, in a sustainable way which will protect our rural heritage and environment and which will bring benefits for communities, is a vital aim for all sectors in the county.
To create the environment where this can happen we need to ensure that the enablers of growth are in place, such as infrastructure, communications networks, skills, workforce and effective engagement with local communities.
The conference looked at these enablers, and highlighted national work undertaken to look at the potential for creating inclusive growth and vibrant and inclusive local communities. It also considered, through a series of workshops, issues local to North Yorkshire where all sectors can have a role in inclusive growth, and looked at what the future might hold in the post-Brexit world.
David A Kerfoot MBE DL, The Kerfoot Group Ltd, Vice-Chair of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership
Dave Innes, Policy and Research Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The winners and runners up of the North Yorkshire community awards 2017 were also announced and presented at the conference.
Papers and a presentation for the conference can be downloaded from the right hand side of the page.
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Chair of North Yorkshire County Council, Cllr Carl Les opening the conference
David Kerfoot, Vice-Chairman of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP, speaking on entrepreneurship
Dave Innes, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, explaining their work on inclusive growth