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RETAIL & VISITOR ECONOMY

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Leeds is justifiably famous for retail and the visitor economy

It’s a sector that drives tourism, creates jobs and contributes to our thriving city centre, and wider region. Our passion for shopping has us ranked amongst the UK’s top cities, matched by a booming food and drink sector, and a vibrant night time economy.

We might be a beacon for tourists, but it’s not just about attracting hotel stays and dinner reservations. That economic vibrancy contributes to our wider ambition to become a leading centre for economic growth and success, combining with our cultural scene, and key economic sectors to provide a broad economy capable of lifting everyone.