Investing in York

Recently announced as the Sunday Times Best Place to Live in the UK in 2018, York is perfectly placed at the heart of the country, and is regularly voted one of Europe’s favourite destinations to live, visit, study, work, and do business.

“The perfect mix of heritage and hi-tech”

(Sunday Times, Best Places to Live 2018)

Now also best city for architecture in the Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2018.

With one of the strongest economies in the north of England, and part of the UK’s Northern Powerhouse, York is a flourishing and ambitious city with outstanding character. To locate your business in York would be to benefit from its unique offer and diverse and resilient economy.

Supporting more than 114,000 jobs and contributing around £5bn of value to the national economy, the city of York’s assets and opportunities are first class: a highly skilled population, world-class universities, excellent transport links to both national and international markets, pronounced strengths in a range of sectors, a world-leading knowledge base, a pioneering digital infrastructure, outstanding business support networks and an unrivalled quality of life.

Helping your business

Make It York is the city’s official inward investment support agency and is here to help you locate your business in York.

We offer a dynamic free service designed to provide the practical help and assistance you need to make a smooth transition into the city.  Available exclusively through the Inward Investment team at Make It York for businesses currently based outside the city and wanting to establish a long-term presence here, the comprehensive range of impartial advice and services will make it easy for businesses to locate and succeed in York. Get in touch to find out more.