Why Leeds City Region?

There’s a reason big brands choose Leeds City Region as a location to invest and grow.

Boasting the highest private sector jobs growth in the UK our City Region strengths provide the ideal basis for sustained growth. In fact, our region saw the fastest growth in foreign direct investment in the North of England in 2017, as growing numbers of global businesses chose Leeds City Region as their location of choice.

Did you know?

  • We host the largest higher education cluster outside of London, with nine universities producing 39,000 graduates each year
  • There are 7 million people within an hour’s drive of Leeds City Region
  • Our region is the largest contributor to UK GDP in the Northern Powerhouse
  • We have a fast growing young population with more under 24 year olds than any other LEP area outside the South East