Sheffield City Region leaders unit to tackle inequality and boost economy

Sheffield has unveiled a fight plan to end the historical problems which have held it back '“  with one voice.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 17th February 2017, 3:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:34 am
Sheffield City Region has launched a new vision
Sheffield City Region has launched a new vision

Our biggest institutions have created and united behind a 25-year action plan to tackle inequality and boost the economy.

It is the first time our universities, health services and private sector firms – backed by the council – have come together to drive the whole City Region forward. They have devised one bold scheme to build on the city region’s strengths and tackle its weaknesses.

A Better Future Together

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This is a ground-breaking initiative to finally tackle age-old problems which most Sheffielders have recognised for decades.

It is seemingly simple stuff which will make the world of difference.

Prof Sir Keith Burnett

Together this city can help families break the cycle of poverty, poor education based on neighbourhood and unskilled adults.

We led the industrial revolution and will step up our role in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 – digital, manufacturing, innovation, talent and bright ideas. The prospectus also includes better public transport and a target of not only catching up with other areas, but making our economy stronger than the national average by 2032.

It is bold, ambitious and just what Sheffield has been crying out for – but every one of us must back it to make it succeed.

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