The City of York
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The City of York

…. A city with ambition

Famous for its beautiful historic architecture, York is a great place to live, work and do business. York was voted ‘Britain’s most beautiful city and the place where most people want to live’ in an independent survey by Bing in July 2011.

It is a city with big ambition, where creative experimentation, technological innovation, economic growth and social progress converge.

Recognized as having the strongest and most flourishing economy in the north of England, York is a lure for businesses both large and small, with more than 7,500 businesses located here.

The city is home to internationally competitive industries and a burgeoning research capability that extends through biosciences, healthcare, medical research, biorenewables, environmental research, IT and digital and creative technologies. Many businesses within these sectors are based at York Science Park.

With two world-class universities and as the UK’s founding Science City, York offers massive potential for knowledge transfer and business growth with a rich source of innovation, opportunities for collaboration and an exceptionally qualified work force.

York also offers excellent transport links due to its central location in the UK, with quick and easy rail, road and air links to the UK’s major cities and internationally.

City of Media Arts

York is very proud to have recently secured UNESCO status as a City of Media Arts



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