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Economic Strategy & Partnership update

Meeting: 21/10/2020 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning (Item 14)

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This report outlines the progress towards the new economic strategy and partnership for the city.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Note the revised approach to developing the Council’s Economic Strategy following Covid-19;

                     ii.         Agree to expand the membership of the Business Leaders Group so that it reflects the Council’s inclusive growth ambitions, and represents the city as a whole;

                    iii.        Refer this report to the Council’s Economy & Place Policy Scrutiny Committee for review;

                   iv.        That a report to understand what green jobs could be developed in York to be brought to a future Economy and Strategic Planning Decision Session by March 2021;

                     v.        That a scheme be developed to show how banks are supporting York’s economy.

 

Reason:     To support York’s economic recovery from Covid-19.

Minutes:

Officers outlined the work that had been undertaken towards a new economic strategy and partnership for the city. They outlined the work that would take place between November 2020 and January 2021, before a further update was brought back to the Executive Member. It was also proposed that the Council consider the expansion of the membership to the Business Leaders Group to properly represent Council’s inclusive growth ambitions  and the city as a whole.

 

The Executive Member noted the importance of referring the report to the Council’s Economy & Place Policy Scrutiny Committee for review. Discussion took place around a number of topics in relation to the strategy and the Executive Member highlighted the LEP’s support for electric vehicle training at York College and requested a future report on the Council’s Green Jobs Strategy, aiming to increase employment in the city within the developing industry.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Note the revised approach to developing the Council’s Economic Strategy following Covid-19;

                     ii.         Agree to expand the membership of the Business Leaders Group so that it reflects the Council’s inclusive growth ambitions, and represents the city as a whole;

                    iii.        Refer this report to the Council’s Economy & Place Policy Scrutiny Committee for review;

                   iv.        That a report to understand what green jobs could be developed in York to be brought to a future Economy and Strategic Planning Decision Session by March 2021;

                     v.        That a scheme be developed to show how banks are supporting York’s economy.

 

Reason:     To support York’s economic recovery from Covid-19.


 

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