Invest in Harrogate

The Harrogate district

  • a £3.85bn economy
  • over 13,000 businesses
  • part of a wider Leeds City Region workforce of 1.9 million people
  • excellent schools and close proximity to nine universities
  • 46% of residents are qualified to degree level
  • in the centre of the UK, just two hours from London

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With the outstanding quality of life, excellent schools and a skilled workforce, Harrogate district is a popular location for business growth. Our economy is diverse, with a strong financial and professional services sector, world-class manufacturing, a flourishing life sciences sector and a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. Stage One, Harrogate Spring Water, Covance Laboratories, Bettys (Taylors), Techbuyer, TSYS and Econ Engineering, all continue to invest and grow in Harrogate and use it as a base to expand their national and international trade links.

Don't simply take our word for it - here are some local businesses explaining why being based in the Harrogate district works so well for them:

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Here to help your business: please contact the Economic Growth team for more information at or telephone 01423 500600 x58058.