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30 Mar 2015

The Leed City Region Enterprise partnership has created jobs at an average cost per job of £7,000 in Leeds City Region, through it's grant funding programme, compared with £37,400 through the government’s national Regional Growth Fund.

The evaluation, conducted by Warwick Economics and Development (WECD), showed that 90% of businesses taking part in the survey rated the grant funding programme as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

Leeds City Region LEP has supported more than 350 companies in Leeds City Region, achieving near to 3,500 jobs committed against a target of 2,500 and levering in more than £185m from the private sector – well above the target of £120m.