Kirklees has sustainable economic growth and provides good employment for and with communities and businesses
We want a strong, resilient and productive economy, creating good jobs and decent incomes. The private sector will generate growth, but the public sector has a role in creating the right conditions for growth, attracting investment, and encouraging businesses to invest in their workforce and communities.
What we're aiming to achieve
- More and better quality jobs in Kirklees.
- Create the environment to enable major regeneration activity to support economic resilience and greater inward investment into the district.
- People have access to an appealing cultural offer and vibrant town centres.
Priorities for action
Tracking our progress:
- Disposable income per household (£)
- Productivity per head (£) - Gross Value Added (GVA)
The pandemic has been a difficult time for creative professionals, especially as many of them didn't qualify for financial support from the government. As part of our town centre recovery, we invested in 14 local artists to bring colour and creativity to our town centres. #HeartYourTown was initially a creative response to brighten up Huddersfield and Dewsbury and enhance public spaces to be enjoyed in a socially distant way, making visits less stressful and more pleasurable. In 2021, the project was extended across North Kirklees, where you can now find interesting and stimulating artworks on display in Mirfield, Heckmondwike and Batley. In addition to creating beautiful spaces for local people and visitors to enjoy, we are proud to support some of our talented artists and the wider Kirklees creative economy.