Leeds City Region investment guide launches

14 October 2019

Leeds City Region investment guide launches

An investment document promoting some of the key opportunities within Leeds City Region and showcasing the area's assets has been launched.

Location: Leeds City Region is an informative 24 page guide that investigates how different sectors are performing, what the key strengths are and what property investment opportunities exist.

The city region is the UK's largest outside of London, the economy alone is bigger than that of nine European countries. As a city, Leeds last year attracted 82 per cent more venture capital into technology companies than Greater Manchester according to the Tech Nation network.

 It was ranked by the 2019 EY UK Attractiveness Survey as the third best performing city in the UK outside of London for attracting foreign direct investment.

 It is worth remembering how that happened during a period when foreign direct investment projects into the UK dropped by over 12 percent. The number of projects into Leeds actually increased.

Focusing on the work being pioneered by firms and local authorities across the region, the guide has been created by Yorkshire Business Insider and brings in examples from each of the ten local authorities within the Leeds City Region.

Editor of Yorkshire Business Insider, Ian Leech, said: "The transformational change that has taken hold in the Leeds City Region in just a few years since Insider began publishing this annual guide is clear for all to see. It is an investment-ready destination with a fruitful start-up and SME sector offering significant returns to investors as well as land and talent aplenty.

"No longer is the story just about Leeds the city or a reputed Golden Triangle between Leeds, York and Harrogate either. Take a trip to Bradford, Wakefield, Halifax, Huddersfield, Barnsley or Selby and see the earnest effort to make a better place."