New boundaries go live

01 April 2020

Our updated brand of York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Y&NY LEP) has come into being to comply with government guidelines, which state LEPs will not retain any overlapping boundaries with other LEPs. The Y&NY LEP now covers eight areas: Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmond, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby and York.

The move was ratified in January by the LEP board, when we were still known as the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership. Collaboration agreements with neighbouring LEPs – Leeds City Region and Humber LEP – are being developed. These set out plans for future working and investments.

LEPs work with public and private sector partners to deliver economic growth across their respective areas.  For Y&NY LEP, this includes supporting businesses through the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub – which was previously known as ‘How’s Business’. The Y&NY LEP is also creating a skilled local workforce, investing in infrastructure to unlock housing and employment sites and improve connectivity, and growing a specialist sector ­– the bioeconomy.

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