How Yorkshire Forward makes a difference

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We are here to improve the region's economy by:

Yorkshire & Humber is a fantastic place to live, work and invest. Yorkshire Forward contributes to this by supporting the region's businesses, assisting new start-ups and encouraging investment in the region. We encourage everyone to develop their skills, while ensuring equal access to all. We also invest in and stimulate the regeneration of our towns and cities, making them thriving, attractive places to be.

Our investments are carefully targeted at initiatives that unlock the widest possible economic benefit. Independent research has shown that the typical return for one pound of Yorkshire Forward’s business investment is £10.

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