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Published on March 14, 2008

Author: sanay


Slide2:  Leeds is… the capital of the Yorkshire and Humber region, and the number one destination for business, for leisure, for learning and for living the driving force of the wider Leeds city region which has a population of 2.8 million and a workforce of 1.4 million Slide3:  Investment Leeds has… attracted £3.2 billion of investment in large scale commercial, retail and residential property development over the last decade. a further £7.2 billion of investment in projects currently under construction and in the pipeline. Slide4:  Economy Leeds… has the most diverse economy of any of the UK’s top 15 employment centres. is the UK’s largest financial and business services centre outside London, with 114,000 people working in the sector. Slide5:  Economy Leeds… has 75 companies and organisations each employing more than 500 people and 25 with more than 1,000 employees. is the UK’s third largest manufacturing centre with over 1900 companies employing 39,000 people in the sector. Slide6:  Population and labour force Leeds has… a population of 717,800 an estimated 457,400 people working in the city, including both employees and self employed. created 59,000 new jobs in the last ten years and is expected to provide 24% of employment growth in the region over the next decade. Slide7:  Transport and travel Leeds is… located at the geographical centre of the UK, midway between London and Edinburgh, Hull and Liverpool. linked by road to London and Edinburgh via the M1 and A1 and to the east and west coast ports via the M62. Slide8:  Transport and travel Leeds is… linked by rail to London Kings Cross, with a journey time of just over two hours. linked to major European business and holiday destinations via Leeds Bradford International Airport. Slide9:  Education Leeds… has two universities with a total undergraduate student population of 64,000 has the largest business school of its kind in the UK at Leeds Metropolitan University. is the second largest provider of education for young people in England. Slide10:  Healthcare Leeds… has the largest teaching hospital in Europe has become one of the biggest cardiac centres in Europe and a national centre for intensive care treatment. is a world leader in the treatment of liver and kidney disease and has an international reputation for cancer care. Slide11:  Leisure Leeds… is home to the West Yorkshire Playhouse - which stages more productions each year than any other theatre outside London. is where Opera North, the Northern Ballet and the Phoenix Dance Company are all located. It also hosts the International Piano Competition. Slide12:  Leisure Leeds… is home to the Royal Armouries Museum, Henry Moore Institute and the Thackray Medical Museum. city centre has two miles of traffic-free shopping and over 1,000 shops. is where the first Harvey Nichols outside London opened. Slide13:  Environment and quality of life Leeds… is one of the greenest cities in Europe with green belt land covering over two-thirds of its total area. city centre is less than twenty miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park. has less summer rainfall than Paris or Milan! Slide14:  What they say about Leeds… Top 30 European Business Location (Cushman & Wakefield ‘European Cities Monitor’ 2006) Best UK Shopping Destination (Rough Guide to Britain 2006) Visitor City of the Year (The Good Britain Guide 2005)

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