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Wakefield first is a public and private sector led strategic organisation responsible for attracting inward investment, supporting trade, and raising the profile of the city. Wakefield first has a mandate to monitor and deliver the Jobs and Growth Plan 2014-2019. Our predominant motivations are sustainable economic growth, job creation and promotion of the Wakefield district as a vibrant, dynamic and competitive region with global aspirations.

Within this site you can find out how we work with partners across the business community and the public and third sectors to achieve our goals, as well as how we can help you achieve yours. You will also find information about what the city has to offer as a location for business, investment and tourism.

Wakefield first has a clear vision to “Monitor, support and drive economic growth in the Wakefield district” and will achieve this through focusing on the themes:

Business;
People;
Places; and the,
Bondholder scheme.

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