The business-focused aspects of The Rotherham Plan have made significant progress since the launch of a long-term strategy for the borough last year.

Business numbers, employment figures and GVA growth is all on the up, coupled with millions in inward investment and progress on large scale projects such as the new University Centre Rotherham and across the town centre.

The number of businesses in the borough has risen from 6,810 in December 2016 to 7,230 at the end of 2017. There are now over 100,000 jobs located in the borough and more than £130m of new business investment came into Rotherham in 2017, not least with the high profile investment from McLaren.

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