Growing business

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority enables businesses in West Yorkshire to grow, creating jobs for local people, encouraging businesses to locate here and helping our economy to thrive.

Supporting local small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to find the funding and expertise they need to grow and expand, from our network of partners.

We also attract new investment and jobs by helping companies looking to take advantage of the enormous investment opportunities in our region to locate here.

Business growth is a key component of the Strategic Economic Framework that the Combined Authority are working on to deliver a strong, vibrant economy in West Yorkshire.

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Projects in this section

  1. Connecting Innovation

    Connecting Innovation is our independent and specialist innovation support programme that coordinates, simplifies, promotes and communicates what innovation support is available to small-medium enterprises in West Yorkshire.

    Read more about Connecting Innovation
  2. Healthtech

    Our region’s clinical, academic and business innovators have a remarkable track record in world-class research and healthtech development. Their work has a far-reaching impact on healthcare and outcomes – whilst healthtech businesses are a recognised and ever-growing strength across our region.

    Read more about Healthtech
  3. Leeds University Innovation Centre (NEXUS)

    £3 million of Leeds City Region Growth Deal funding is being invested into the NEXUS innovation centre at the University of Leeds to help expand business innovation and ‘incubation’ space in the city.

    Read more about Leeds University Innovation Centre (NEXUS)

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