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The UK’s fastest growing city, driving growth across the UK

As the UK’s fastest growing city, and the main economic centre of the Leeds City Region, we drive growth right across the Northern Powerhouse, Yorkshire and the national economy.

Leeds is a city with national impact, global reach, and great cultural vibrancy. Our city is a magnet for talent, boasting a highly skilled workforce and world-class universities, with state-of-the-art hospitals, and excellent transport providing a thriving business environment.

Leeds offers a strategic location to connect with the wider UK market and beyond.


A Powerhouse of the UK Economy

Leeds is a heavyweight in the UK economy, generating £26.2 billion GVA a year, and accounting for over 40% of West Yorkshire’s £70 billion economy.

Our newly formed partnership focusing on our Vision for Leeds  with the UK Government and West Yorkshire Combined Authority, will provide a significant opportunity for the city to build on its nationally-recognised track record of delivering large-scale infrastructure projects which support regeneration and build economic growth.

The perfect location to innovate, grow and thrive

With a diverse population made up of 812,000 people*, and employing 489,400 people, Leeds offers the perfect location to test, grow and scale.

We have one of the biggest student populations in Britain, with over 76,075 students enrolled across our six universities. We are knowledge-rich, with a ready-made workforce of talented and enthusiastic young people, ready to create change and help us grow the economy

Collaboration is hard wired into how we work and our real strengths revolve around healthcare, creative and digital, financial and professional services and manufacturing.

Leeds is a truly dynamic, robust and resilient city and an excellent opportunity to invest in the UK.

Talk to Team Leeds

We are known for our warm welcome and collaborative attitude and we are here to support businesses looking to make our city their home and invest in the UK.  If you’re looking to make the move to Leeds and share in our success, we can help you with location, real estate, search and advice. Find out more about Team Leeds – we look forward to hearing from you.






¹ 812,000 total population estimate 2021 Source ONS
² ONS Business Register and Employment Survey 2022