The South Yorkshire MCA has a diverse economy comprising a dynamic core city, important towns and market towns, fabulous countryside and a significant rural economy. The City Region encompasses more than 1.8 million people and approximately 700,000 jobs.
The MCA is located at the strategic heart of the country. It is comprised of the nine local authority areas of Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.
The South Yorkshire MCA’s economy has an output of more than £28.2 billion pounds per year and contains approximately 44,700 businesses.
The South Yorkshire MCA forms an economic entity historically based on manufacturing. The region can justifiably lay claim to be the home of high value materials manufacturing in the UK, where its products have become synonymous with quality and excellence, as captured by the “Made in Sheffield” brand.
Investments in the wider manufacturing disciplines over the last 10 years have widened its scope outside materials, and maintaining that momentum over the next 20 years is critical to the future prosperity of the people who live and work in the area.