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With one of the strongest economies in the North of England, York provides a fantastic environment in which business can thrive. A highly skilled population, world-class universities, excellent transport links, a pioneering digital infrastructure, outstanding business support networks and an unrivalled quality of life combine to make it an exceptional place in which to do business.

Our economy is diverse, knowledge-led and based around growth areas such as creative, digital and IT, financial and professional services, bioscience, rail and tourism. With a wide range of high quality business premises available from city centre offices to modern flexible serviced accommodation at the award winning York Science Park, the city makes up a dynamic and collaborative landscape of influential multinationals, thriving SMEs and entrepreneurial start-ups.

Supporting businesses are a host of active business support bodies and a wide array of specialist networking organisations including the Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses, York Professionals and the newly formed Guild of Media Arts.

The city also provides the perfect venue for business conferences, training courses, team-building, product launches and gala dinners. With state-of-the-art conference facilities in an eclectic mix of modern, historic and unique settings, York offers the ideal solution for your conference needs.

If you are thinking of starting a business, are already here and looking to grow, trying to find the perfect meeting place or are looking for a new location we can help.