About Leeds

Leeds City Region economy is the third-largest in the UK at £70 billion and is the largest economic contributor to the Northern Powerhouse. A global leader across many key industries, the city is one of the best places for business growth in the UK.

Leeds is also one of the most desirable places to live in the UK. Residents are attracted to the bustling city culture, exceptional retail and leisure facilities, as well as job opportunities with some of the country’s leading companies.

Let’s not forget about Leeds’ prime location. With excellent rail connectivity to London and other major UK hubs, an international airport, plus quick links to the A1, M1 and M62, Leeds is located right at the heart of the UK. What’s more, the best of Yorkshire’s world-famous countryside is on your doorstep.

Here are some key facts and figures from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership on why Leeds is the first choice for growing businesses…