We cover the largest geographical area of all Local Enterprise Partnerships and share some space with our friends from the Humber and Leeds LEPS.


York North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership Area

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About the Region

  • The value of our economy is £24 billion
  • The total number of businesses is over 48,000
  • There is a £1.7 billion potash mine investment on the horizon
  • Over £1 billion will be generated in annual exports from the proposed potash mine
  • We have world class research facilities at the University of York, York Science Park and York St John University
  • The National Agri-food Innovation Centres will boost our economy by £100 million
  • York Central Enterprise Zone will lead up to an additional 7,000
    high value jobs and add over £1 billion to the size of the aread economy
  • Harrogate is the happiest place in England
  • York has been voted the best place to live in Britian
  • Yorkshire has been voted the best tourist destination in Europe
  • Rail lines connect York to eight of the ten largest UK cities
  • We have a pre-existing roll out of superfast broadband

There are few landscapes as famous as Yorkshire. We have inspired and shaped the literature, art and music of this country for hundreds of years. Our area has an outstanding offer that few can match; two stunning national parks, one of the finest coastlines in England and the historic city of York