Helping to make our region more prosperous

We want to make Yorkshire & Humber a better place in which to live, work and invest. As the regional development agency, part of what we’re doing is to focus on the concept of ‘place’: how people can be helped to lead fuller and more independent lives, and how we can promote the business agenda across all areas of Yorkshire & Humber.

This section tells you about our policy programmes relating to our region. For more detail, please refer to the Regional Economic Strategy (RES) and Yorkshire Forward’s Corporate Plan

Attracting major events

Attracting major events

One of Yorkshire Forward’s major objectives is to attract people from all over the world to Yorkshire & Humber, to enjoy world-class events and hospitality. More

Growing the visitor economy

Growing the visitor economy

Find out about our ‘Visitor Economy & Major Events’ policy programme: why bringing people into our region is important, and what we’re doing to develop these markets. More

An economic overview
Find out how the economy is thriving in Yorkshire & Humber: our Chief Economist’s Unit has the inside track. GO!
Our cities
Discover the region’s five diverse and thriving cities—Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, York and Bradford. GO!
Our policies
In this section, find out what we’re doing in Yorkshire & Humber to achieve our core objectives. GO!
The Yorkshire Forward Renaissance programme?
Our renaissance programme aims to rejuvenate the towns and cities in Yorkshire and Humber to make them great places to live, work and invest in. GO!