About D2N2

D2N2, established in 2010, is one of the largest LEPs in England, covering an area with a population of more than two million people and with an economic output of over £42.9billion GVA (Gross Value Added). The LEP's Chief Executive is Sajeeda Rose and its Chair Elizabeth Fagan.

D2N2’s over-arching target is to support the creation of 55,000 new jobs in D2N2 by 2023. The majority of these jobs will be in the private sector.

To do that, D2N2 invests in projects across the region using the Local Growth Fund and European Union funding.

The projects range from programmes that support business development like the D2N2 Growth Hub, major infrastructure projects such as Nottingham College’s City Hub campus and the Our City, Our River series of flood defences around Derby, to investments in people like the Enterprise Adviser Network.

The LEP is led and governed by a private sector-led Board; which is made up of high profile and respected leaders from the D2N2 area's businesses, local authorities, skills and training providers, community and voluntary services organisations, and other sectors.

Local authorities which are part of the D2N2 LEP's area, and with which it works closely on growing the area's economy, are:

Amber Valley Borough CouncilAshfield District Council, Bassetlaw District CouncilBolsover District CouncilBroxtowe Borough CouncilChesterfield Borough CouncilDerby City Council
Derbyshire County CouncilDerbyshire Dales District Council
Erewash Borough CouncilGedling Borough Council,
High Peak Borough CouncilMansfield District Council
Newark & Sherwood District Council
North East Derbyshire District CouncilNottingham City Council
Nottinghamshire County CouncilRushcliffe Borough Council, 
South Derbyshire District Council

D2N2's vision is of a more prosperous, better connected, and increasingly resilient and competitive economy. Our purpose is to support and encourage economic growth in the D2N2 region. 

D2N2 has a clear vision and strategy in place to guide its work in boosting the local economy. For further information regarding D2N2's strategic priorities and areas of economic focus as laid out in the D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan, Vision 2030.