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Sheffield city region Sheffield facts THE SHEFFIELD CITY REGION HAS A POPULATION OF 1.77 MILLION, THE SAME AS NORTHERN IRELAND AT 3,500 SQ KM, THE AREA OF THE CITY REGION IS OVER THREE TIMES THE SIZE OF GREATER LONDON THE CITY REGION HAS 770,000 PEOPLE IN JOBS AND AN OUTPUT (GVA) OF £25.3BN KEY SECTORS IDENTIFIED FOR FUTURE GROWTH: ● ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ● LOW CARBON INDUSTRIES ● CREATIVE AND DIGITAL ● HEALTHCARE ● AVIATION ● TOURISM ● RETAIL ● CONSTRUCTION ● CULTURE ● LEISURE AND SPORT While many a proud Sheffielder will point to the city’s expertise in ‘new’ industries such as video games and marketing, to many outside of the city region, its image is still on one of dirty factories and metal bashing. True, the Sheffield city region is renowned for its heritage and quality in traditional manufacturing. But rundown relic of our industrial past? Far from it. The old stereotypes are no longer valid. The region has taken that proud history, added technology and innovation and now stands at the forefront of global engineering advances. The city region attracts two million business visitors a year, a substantial and growing chunk of its £700m tourism industry. The best way of changing perceptions among business leaders is to get them to turn off the M1 and into Sheffield. Once they’re there, the city sells itself, with state-of-the-art offices, the Supertram urban transit system and an attractive rail station. And with major regeneration projects continuing in Doncaster and Rotherham, there is a real sense of optimism across the region. 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Yorkshire and Humber plc 2013

Yorkshire and Humber plc 2013
Economy at a Glance
In Focus… Yorkshire
In Focus… Leeds City Region
In Focus… Sheffield City Region
In Focus… Hull and the Humber
In Focus… York and North Yorkshire
International Trade
Knowledge and Skills
Food and Drink

Yorkshire and Humber plc 2013