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Despite shops continuing to close in town, it is reported that Rotherham is the fasted growing economy in Yorkshire. There is obviously a lot more going on beyond retail.


After the demise  of the steel & coal industries, it would be interesting to see a documentary highlighting in detail  the major manufacturing outlets there are now.

 "GVA, or Growth Value Added, is the increase in the value of the economy due to the production of goods and services"
http://www.rothbiz.co.uk/2019/05/news-6926-rotherham-has-fastest-growing.html?m=1

 

https://ibb.co/ZM8jZsW

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1 hour ago, Janus said:

Despite shops continuing to close in town, it is reported that Rotherham is the fasted growing economy in Yorkshire. There is obviously a lot more going on beyond retail.


After the demise  of the steel & coal industries, it would be interesting to see a documentary highlighting in detail  the major manufacturing outlets there are now.

 "GVA, or Growth Value Added, is the increase in the value of the economy due to the production of goods and services"
http://www.rothbiz.co.uk/2019/05/news-6926-rotherham-has-fastest-growing.html?m=1

 

https://ibb.co/ZM8jZsW

That will upset some on here.  

 

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Apart from it being very restricted data in a measure that’s open to interpretation all it really amounts to is that Rotherham has come first in a snail race.

 

 

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I wonder if it's anything to do with the Advanced Manafacturing Park - a Sheffield enterprise just over the border?

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Roterham has AMP1 site , AMRC with Boeing, the McLaren composites centre, the rapidly expanding  new town  at Waverley, the redevelopment of the Orgreave site, the planned retail centre bus station , church and school and a big wedge of Objective 1 restructuring cash from the EU for the town centre. 

 

That little outpost of Rotherham is becoming expensive to develop in now as land value has gone up . It will now be mostly housing and retail,

 

Much of the next phase will be on the Sheffield side, the old airport where Boeing's new factory has been built. 

 

Now if only there was some decent public transport infrastructure linking it to Sheffield & Rotherham. As that’s what is hampering development now. Crying out for a tram or at least a railway station at Waverly. 
 

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Funny I've never quite figured out why the Old Sheffield Airport - Never took off!

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51 minutes ago, DeZeus said:

Funny I've never quite figured out why the Old Sheffield Airport - Never took off!

Because it was in the wrong place.  If it had been at Todwick wich has miles of flat open land everywere around it it would have had a chance but no that was common sence

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IMHO I guess they built it there cos they got the land cheap!, plus someOne made a killing when they rebought the land back cheap...

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Wasn't the short  runway a major problem too-could not accommodate wide bodied jets.

 

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