UKREiiF 2023

As we welcome UKREiiF back for a second year, we’re looking forward to meeting you at the West Yorkshire pavilion in the Investment Zone for three days of talks, discussions and panel events to showcase all our brilliant region has to offer.


West Yorkshire is the heart of the North and an internationally significant region in its own right.

We have significant strengths in healthcare and life sciences, digital, creative and media, business professional and financial services, and advanced manufacturing.

Our unique combination of innovation, connectivity and culture makes it one of the UK’s most attractive investment locations and a brilliant place to live and work and have a thriving business.

West Yorkshire

  • Home to over 2.3 million people
  • 1.1 million workforce
  • 80,000+ businesses
  • £58 billion regional economy
  • More scale-ups than any other area outside London and the South East
  • Seven universities, producing 33,000 graduates a year
  • Home to over 170 ethnic groups
  • More people aged under 20 than any other area of the North
  • Two-hour direct train journey to London Kings Cross
  • Global air links via Leeds Bradford Airport

Under the leadership of Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, we are working to make our region an even stronger, more successful economy where everyone can build great businesses, careers and lives supported by a sustainable environment and world-class infrastructure.

With considerable new powers and spending under out control, we are investing to promote jobs, skills, the economy, transport, homes, safety and tackling the climate emergency.

Our programme includes sessions on our plans for housing, our net zero ambitions and our position as a global leader in health and life sciences. You’ll also hear how culture is driving economic growth, how we’re supporting women into the construction industry and how we’re developing the workplace of the future. 


West Yorkshire Net Zero Investment Prospectus 

We’re on a journey towards being net zero carbon by 2038 at the latest, with significant progress by 2030. Across our region, there are a number of exciting, innovative opportunities which are highlighted in this investment prospectus.

West Yorkshire Spatial Priority Areas Prospectus

West Yorkshire is a globally-focused region that attracts and supports international businesses and investors. This prospectus provides a snapshot of our SPAs and the opportunities that they present for the region, including sites that are available for investment.