Yorkshire Forward is the Regional Development Agency behind the economic regeneration of the Yorkshire and Humber region, we make a positive difference to its people, its business and its environment. 

Over 270,000 businesses contribute to an economy worth in excess of £75.2 billion, while over 5 million people mean this region ranks alongside countries including Ireland, Greece, Norway and Singapore.

Yorkshire Forward drives the success of the region by using the £2.50 we get each week on behalf of our taxpayers to provide them with more jobs, access to new markets for businesses and to regenerate our town and city centres.

Our region has so much to offer: great businesses, a fantastic quality of life and people with diverse talents and skills. Yorkshire Forward is developing this extraordinary potential, to make our region a truly world class location in which to live, work and invest.
Press Releases
Yorkshire Forward sets new challenges to stimulate the region's food and drink growth
Yorkshire Forward chief executive announces new rural funding
Transforming English regions through sustainable economic growth
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Bradford Classic Car Event
UK's largest ever bursary, 'Fraser Teal Renaissance Bursary Award'
With a value larger than the Turner Prize, Yorkshire Forward's 'Fraser Teal Renaissance Bursary Award' aims to reward individuals involved in regenerating towns and cities across the region. Learn more here.
Yorkshire Science & Technology Network Event
On Thursday 14 September Dr James Wilsdon of the think-tank Demos will be exclusively unveiling some of the early findings of the government-backed "Atlas of Ideas" project at the Leeds City Art Gallery. Click here to learn more.