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D2N2 Strategy for Growth and Publications

'Refresh' of the D2N2 LEP Strategic Economic Plan

The D2N2 LEP is refreshing its Strategic Economic Plan (or SEP). The current D2N2 SEP, published in 2013, set a target to create 55,000 new private sector jobs by 2023, in response to the key challenge to ‘rebalance’ the local economy.  Since then, the annual D2N2 State of the Economy reports have shown that we have made progress on that target, but productivity performance in the D2N2 LEP area remains below the national average and inclusion challenges continue.

To support the SEP review the D2N2 LEP has gathered an evidence base on the local economy to inform the review of our Strategic Economic Plan, particularly around the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the local economy. If you have evidence to share or views to express on the strategic issues for the D2N2 economy, please email

Consultation in Autumn 2018

As part of the consultation on the 'refreshed', draft Strategic Economic Plan the D2N2 LEP is holding free public consultation events in November (2018) Full details of these, and how to book, can be found on our Events web page at

As well as attending these events, individuals and organisations can also give their views on the ‘refreshed’, draft Strategic Economic Plan by completing an online survey form at web link:

To read an online copy of the new, draft Strategic Economic Plan, CLICK ON THE FRONT COVER BELOW:

SEP Oct 2018 FINAL - front cover



Current Strategic Economic Plan


D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan

D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan

See our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) here


SEP Executive Summary here


Download the D2N2 SEP Implementation Plan


Strategic Economic Plan: Background

In March, 2014, the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership submitted to Government an ambitious plan to deliver a £2.4billion business investment programme across its area of Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, to create 55,000 jobs by 2023. This Strategic Economic Plan final submission followed Government feedback, and consultation with businesses and other stakeholders. Read more about the consultation process at the time by clicking HERE.

This detailed document built on the initial strategy - D2N2, the UK’s Most Inspirational Postcode – launched in July 2013, and made a compelling case to devolve Government funding from the Single Local Growth Fund - which had been allocated £10billion over five years between the then 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships across England – to the D2N2 area; to deliver its ambitious plans for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Funding received would be combined with public and private sector local investment, and the 250million Euros of European Union funding previously allocated to D2N2 (for 2014 to 2020). This would drive the plans forward; creating tens of thousands of jobs, raising skills, and supporting companies' growth and prosperity.

Download the full D2N2 Strategy for Growth 2013-2023 here

2017 Publications


D2N2 Annual Review 2016/17

D2N2 Annual Review 2017 Cover

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D2N2 Response to Government's Industrial Strategy

D2N2 Response to Government's Industrial Strategy

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Click here to view Government's Industrial Strategy Green Paper


D2N2 State of the Economy 2016/17 (Summary Report)


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D2N2 State of the Economy 2016/17 (Full Report)

2016-17 State of the Economy full report final

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2016 Publications


State of the D2N2 Economy 2015/16

Full report

D2N2 State of the Economy report 2016 - Final Page 01

D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan Impact Report - 2013-2016


To see the impact that D2N2 is having on its economy, click here.

2014/15 Publications