Economic Development Framework 2017-2022


We know the Selby district is a great place to do business and we’ve set out a plan for how we can use our position to help support business and housing growth.

You can read full details of our economic development framework.  This looks at the actions we can take, in partnership with the private sector, to drive growth, support investment and create new jobs and opportunities.

Selby district means business

We’re seeing some big investments.  Our businesses benefit from great road and rail connections across the UK.  There’s significant new business space being built in the district and it’s more affordable than our big city neighbours.  We’ve also got proven entrepreneurial spirit.

Selby district means opportunity

We’ve got a really well-qualified workforce.  Highly skilled employees give companies more options when recruiting.  We’re forecast the biggest population growth in North Yorkshire, which means a growing local workforce and more customers on your doorstep.  People living in the district have more disposable income compared to neighbouring areas.

Selby district means home

We’ve got a high quality lifestyle.  Home buyers get more for their money in our market towns and picturesque villages.  We’re one of the safest areas in one of the safest counties in England.  We’re home to a leading further education collage, our primary schools perform well and we’ve got a great independent school sector.