At the heart of the North, Leeds City Region is an international powerhouse. With a workforce of 1.1 million people and over 80,000 businesses, our £57.9 billion regional economy is larger than nine EU countries.

Leeds City Region is the UK’s leading centre for technology, ranked number one in the UK’s Tech Town Index 2020, home to over 8,695 digital tech businesses employing over 50,000 people, and with a digital economy worth £6.5 billion.

It is one of the world’s leading locations for AI technology, with a reputation for excellence in Digital Health, Big Data and Analytics, FinTech, and LegalTech among others, and has been identified as a High Potential Opportunity by the Department for International Trade.

Our region is at the forefront of AI and big data, which have the potential to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world today. Joining the AI Alliance will boost this important sector.


The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership works with the West Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and public and private sector partners with the goal of unlocking the region’s vast economic potential by enabling businesses to grow and develop.