Why have the Sheffield International Economic Commission?

Securing Sheffield’s future as an economically successful city.


We have reached a critical moment for cities in the UK. Government has taken steps to transfer more powers to cities giving them greater control over their economic fortunes.

Through the City Deal process, Sheffield evidenced its ability to deliver new innovative programmes locally.

We believe that having greater control over the decisions that affect our city will lead to a stronger, more robust economy. To be the best that we can be we need to expose ourselves to world class thinkers and the demands that those thinkers will place upon us. The  Sheffield International Economic Commission (SIEC) will bring together leading experts  to advise and work with us on Sheffield's most distinctive growth assets; Innovation Districts, the City Centre and the Outdoor Economy.

The commissioners will learn the Sheffield context, share their expertise with us, challenge us and work with us to deliver economic growth to the city.