D2N2 Consultation on Government's Industrial Strategy

Growth - Research Resources

The D2N2 LEP has amassed a wealth of information on the past, current and potential future growth of the economy of its area; of Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

It uses this research to inform its policies and decisions, directed at economic growth and jobs creation, and provides it free to partner businesses, local authorities and other organisations.

The D2N2 State of the Economy report published by D2N2 in 2013 was used to shape its long term Strategy for Growth 2013 to 2023 report. 

The State of the D2N2 Economy

State of the D2N2 Economy Report 2016

D2N2 annually produces a State of the Economy report, published mid-year. This looks at the D2N2 area's performance around jobs creation, commercial sectors' growth, unemployment, wage levels, youth employment, and a range of other factors; and compares the D2N2 area with the overall UK picture. Health and social factors are also analysed.

To view a summary, click here

Earlier State of the Economy reports are available below

State of the D2N2 Economy Report December 2015

D2N2 State of the Economy report July 2014

D2N2 State of the Economy report June 2013

D2N2 Consultation on Government's Industrial Strategy

The Government's Industrial Strategy Green Paper was recently launched by the Prime Minister and formal consultation has begun and will close on 17 April, 2017. Anyone can submit their own contributions and we are aware that many of our partners will be doing so.

D2N2 are inviting responses from businesses and partners in the LEP area to inform our collective response to the Strategy. We are particularly interested in perceptions of the Strategy's ten pillars - which relate to areas including business growth, sector development and supply chain, Innovation and how we can build on our strengths - to achieve the maximum impact for D2N2.


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Please complete the D2N2 survey below with your comments on the strategy by 2 April, 2017, to help inform the LEP's response to the consultation.

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Innovation in the D2N2 LEP Area: Baseline Analysis 

This Report was created as a precursor to the D2N2 Innovation Plan and the scale and nature of innovation and innovative activity in the D2N2 economy. 

Innovation in the D2N2 LEP Area: Baseline Analysis

Benchmarking the Economy and Labour Market of Nottingham

This report was produced on behalf of the Nottingham Post by the Nottingham Business School (Nottingham Trent University) in November 2014.It was sponsored by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, Geldards LLP, Wilmott Dixon Construction and Mazars LLP.

It provides an analysis of the latest available official statistics on the population, economy and labour market of Nottingham in order to inform debate on the opportunities and challenges facing the city and its wider conurbation.

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View the Full Report

Access to Finance

In December 2013, East Midlands LEPs considered the findings of the Business Finance Market Analysis and Product Development report from Mazars LLP. The report was  an initial market and opportunity assessment to inform how LEPs in the East Midlands could make plans to enhance access to finance for SMEs.

Initial Research

In 2011, D2N2 commissioned Nottingham Business School's Economic Strategy Research Bureau to undertake research to support the initial strategic direction and focus of the LEP. Key research reports undertaken include:

  1. D2N2 Evidence Summary

  2. D2N2 Evidence – Conclusions and Observations

  3. D2N2 Economy

  4. D2N2 Employment & Skills

  5. Education and Training

  6. Literature Review