About Us

York, North Yorkshire & East Riding, a nation on a postcard, with transformational economic clout. With vibrant urban centres and world class landscapes, our place is a place on a par with the world’s most successful regions. We have a global identity built on unrivalled historic and natural assets, matched with the knowledge and expertise to lead in addressing the pressing global challenges of food security and climate change.

Our outstanding places provide a powerful foundation for growth:

York, a beautiful city, voted ‘Best Place to Live’ in the UK, has enjoyed a long history of innovation. Today, as a UNESCO City of Media Arts and a global leader in bio-tech and life sciences, the city’s businesses and Universities are driving forward real world interventions to global challenges. With over 45 hectares of regenerated brownfield site, the York Central development will deliver once in a generation growth, with 6,500 high level jobs and a 20% boom to local economy.

A Rural Powerhouse feeds the nation, our globally renowned landscape of North Yorkshire sustains a vital food and farming industry, and provides valuable services capturing carbon and retaining water. With attractive and liveable communities in towns and villages, alongside the Dales, Moors and Coast, our exceptional quality of life is a magnet for highly skilled people and investment. North Yorkshire was the first rural region to roll out superfast broadband and is establishing full fibre ultrafast connections to public buildings in 16 market town centres.

Opportunity Coast 42 miles of designated heritage coastline is packed with potential. Industry led investment, a new university campus and university technical college, have ignited powerful social change that will address longstanding coastal deprivation and transform future opportunities for young people and businesses.