Investment opportunities

Boasting the highest rate of private sector jobs growth in the UK, the largest regional economy outside London and access to a highly-skilled workforce, Leeds City Region’s strengths provide the ideal basis for sustained business growth.

Leeds City Region is home to the UK’s leading professional services hubs outside of London, alongside Britain’s fastest growing legal sector, and a leader in digital technology, healthcare and innovation, advanced manufacturing, R&D and product development capabilities.

Because Leeds City Region’s economic growth is spread over a broad spectrum of companies with niche strengths in our core growth sectors, we present more opportunities for rapid, sustained growth and genuine competitive edge in business.

Leeds City region also hosts the largest higher education cluster outside of London. Its nine universities produce world-leading research and 39,000 skilled graduates each year. It also has a fast-growing young population, with more under-24 year-olds than any other area outside the South East.

This is supported by the historic £1 billion Local Growth Deal agreed by UK government, which is helping to create tens of thousands of new jobs and further accelerate economic growth.