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One of the UK’s fastest growing and greenest cities

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

We’re a successful, vibrant city, with an international outlook, where everyone receives a warm welcome. Collaboration is hard wired into our thinking, and we are offer the perfect location to develop, test and deliver on innovation and enterprise.

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.

The perfect location to innovate, grow and thrive

Leeds is rich in culture and heritage, and is home to more than 812,000 people¹, and employs almost 489,400². 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. Our strong employment base is linked to our outstanding universities and the renowned teaching hospital and makes Leeds a truly dynamic, robust and resilient city and an excellent opportunity to invest in the UK.

Our real strengths revolve around healthcare, creative and digital, financial and professional services and manufacturing.

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