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The UK’s First Investment Zone

“Today, South Yorkshire stands on the edge of its next wave of growth. With a new growth model, new leadership, and a reinvigorated culture of growth – unpinned by emerging civic and private sector leaders – we can achieve something historic in our region.”

Mayor Oliver CoppardMayor Oliver Coppard

South Yorkshire is very proud to be the UK’s first Investment Zone. Our Investment Zone proposition sets out South Yorkshire’s stall. It is our opportunity to accelerate our plans to scale the Innovation District; it is your opportunity to gain a first-mover advantage at the start of our next growth episode.

Our approach to the Investment Zone is mission-driven. Our advanced manufacturing know-how will be deployed to solve society’s biggest challenges – producing clean, green heat, power and flight; tackling ill-health; and harnessing technology to create more, good jobs and fulfilling careers in South Yorkshire. We have assets that give us a comparative advantage on each challenge, alongside a skills and research system to provide the people, a convenient geography to provide the space, and a long-term vision to provide the commitment your business needs.


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What is an Investment Zone?

  • Investment Zones were first announced in September 2022, however, the blueprints for these zones have changed since then. Investment Zones are intended to form ‘knowledge-intensive growth clusters’ to encourage partner cooperation with local research institutions such as universities.
  • Each Investment Zone will be provided with £80m worth of support over a five-year period which can be used flexibly between spending and tax incentives.

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