Sectors

Sitting at the heart of the UK, York is part of a diverse and vibrant regional economy. Described by the Sunday Times as having the perfect mix of heritage and hit-tech the city has major strengths across a range of highly valuable sectors, and strong links to both the Leeds City Region and North and East Yorkshire, York is an ideal location from which to do business.

York’s knowledge-driven economy is amongst the strongest in the UK with a solid reputation for research, development, innovation and academic excellence. Innovation clusters including Bioscience and Healthcare and High-tech Rail sit alongside growing and dynamic businesses operating in a diverse range of sectors. These include Financial and Professional Services, Creative, Digital and IT, High-end retail and tourism and Food and Drink.