Our vision is to make York, North Yorkshire and East Riding the place in England to grow a small business, combining a quality business location with a great quality of life.

To do this we will:

Create 20,000 new jobs
Connect every student to business
Deliver £3 billion growth
Double house building


  • First Class Skills Innovation at the Scarborough Skills Village

    24 May

    Our chairman Barry Dodd, CBE shares this thoughts on how Scarborough Skills Village is leading nationally in its approach to recruiting and training people in the construction industry.

  • Investing to Grow Our Local Economy and the Wider North

    28 April

    Chairman Barry Dodd explains how the first year's £122 million Growth Deal from government has resulted in some significant investments to grow our area's economy.

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Resources & Numbers

  • £21.7 billion

    ↑ 3.0% Size of the economy (2013 GVA)
  • 513,600 ↑12,400 employment (2014)

  • 6,505 ↓157 JSA Claimants (August 2015)

  • 51,365 ↑6.6% Number of businesses (2015)