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Regional strengths

York contributes a third (£6.35bn) of gross value added (GVA) across York and North Yorkshire, and represents its major economic centre.

With 2 world-renowned universities, research by York University and York St John University, and academic excellence contributes to improving the nation’s health, pioneering artificial intelligence and protecting our environment (amongst others).

Our ambitious regeneration programme is underway and aims to make the most of our scarce brownfield sites, with York Central, the Guildhall and Community Stadium progressing or nearing completion.

With York Central attracting interest from Whitehall, an economic growth programme that focuses on the city strengths and developing infrastructure has never been more important, which is why we're already working with partners on a 10-year plan.

We were the UK’s first gigabit city, providing new opportunities for residents and businesses at a time when digital technology has never been more important. Our gigabit infrastructure lead the way in SMART cities transformation in travel and supports independent living.


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