Evidence Base

The wealth of information gathered by the D2N2 LEP and its Growth Hub on the past, present and potential future growth of the economy of its area - Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire - informs policies and decisions directed at economic growth and jobs creation. This information is provided free to partner businesses, local authorities and other organisations.

D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan./Vison 2030  will help D2N2 to understand, where it should best focus its efforts and attentions from 2019-2030, where the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area is strongest economically and where improvements can be made.

Evidence and research on this web page covers a number of areas; including regional productivity, economic growth, and how to ensure all communities share the benefits of a stronger economy.

Click on any of the reports and research shown below to link to the full document.


D2N2 Evidence Review


D2N2 Business Demography - January 2018


D2N2 Science and Innovation Audit

D2N2 Final Draft Sectoral Analysis Report Cover  

D2N2 Sectoral Analysis

Pages from D2N2 Inclusive Growth Report Final 291017

D2N2 Inclusive Growth Report

D2N2 Emerging Communities Impact Research Report 2017 Cover

Emerging Communities Report

CBI Scorecard - D2N2 Cover

CBI Scorecard - D2N2

FINAL- D2N2 Productivity Review Cover

The D2N2 Productivity Gap: Firm-Level Analysis

D2N2~Kneller~July2017 Productivity Cover

The D2N2 Productivity Gap - Presentation


D2N2 State of the Economy 2016/17 (summary report)

2016-17 State of the Economy full report final

D2N2 State of the Economy 2016/17 (full report)

State of the Economy Review Cover

State of the D2N2 Economy - Presentation

Centre for Progressive Capitalism - D2N2 Final Report June 2017 Cover

Skills Mismatch in D2N2


D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan Impact Report - 2013-2016

More information on D2N2 local areas

Previous Research

Innovation Baseline Analysis March 2014 Cover

Innovation in the D2N2 LEP Area: Baseline Analysis

Nottingham Post Benchmarking Summary December 2014 Cover

Benchmarking the Economy and Labour Market of Nottingham

Access to Finance -  East Midlands LEPs - Final Report Cover

Access to Finance

Report 1 - D2N2 Evidence Summary FINAL Dec 2011 Cover

D2N2 Evidence Summary

Report 2 - D2N2 Conclusions and Observations FINAL Dec 2011 Cover

Conclusions and Observations

Report 3 - D2N2 Economy FINAL Dec 2011 Cover

D2N2 Economy

Report 4 - D2N2 Employment and Skills FINAL Dec 2011 Cover

D2N2 Employment & Skills

Report 5 - D2N2 Education and Training FINAL Dec 2011 Cover

Education and Training

Report 6 - D2N2 LitReview FINAL Dec 2011 Cover

Literature Review