Priority 1: Growing business

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority enables businesses in Leeds City Region to grow, creating jobs for local people, encouraging businesses to locate here and helping our economy to thrive, in partnership with the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The LEP support local small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to find the funding and expertise they need to grow and expand, either from the LEP or its 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 Plan that the Combined Authority and LEP are working on to deliver a strong, vibrant economy in the Leeds City Region area.

Priority 1 Projects

  1. Strategic Business Growth Programme

    The LEP’s Strategic Business Growth Programme provides an integrated package of advisory and financial support to help SMEs with growth potential across Leeds City Region.

    Read more about Strategic Business Growth Programme
  2. 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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