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Inward Investment News March 2016

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04 Mar 2016

Over the last quarter, the trade and investment team has seen a significant upturn in direct interest from businesses and site selection consultants with qualified projects seeking to shortlist Leeds City Region locations and businesses which have committed senior executive time to visits hosted by trade and investment team of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and partners in November and December.

As a result, we now have some strong pending successes due to announce in Q1-Q2 2016:

  • A major UK investor with ambitions to create a construction related manufacturing operation 
  • A HR Shared Services centre project
  • A supply chain software business

Alongside these there are 96 live projects on the investment pipeline for Leeds City Region, with the UK representing the home location for over a third of projects, these are new to LCR projects and include a number of northshoring and secondary centre projects emanating from London and the South East of England. North American and European projects each represent 20% of the live projects pipeline with Asia providing less than 10%.  There are also small number of projects where we do not yet know the client identity or source market.