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The millions of spectators getting ready to line the route for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire will have a special treat in store with organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and ASO confirming the largest-ever publicity caravan and ambassadors tour.   This popular cycling tradition will see some of the county’s best-loved brands travel behind the women’s… read more … about Largest-ever Tour de Yorkshire caravan and ambassadors tour!>>

Leeds Beckett University, in partnership with Calderdale Council, will launch a new initiative to drive growth amongst early-stage and growing businesses this spring. The University Business Centre will be based at Piece Mill in Halifax, situated next to the historic Piece Hall. After extensive redevelopment of this important and historic mill, the University is set… read more … about New centre launches to boost economic growth in Halifax>>

Early designs showing how Halifax train station could be transformed into a world-class facility, improve access to the town and boost economic growth will be discussed at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 19 March. As one of the main gateways into Calderdale, the proposed major upgrade to the station and surrounding area would bring… read more … about Transforming transport in Halifax>>

Tourism in Calderdale is worth an estimated £328 million per year, with visitors spending an estimated £253 million directly with local businesses.  Those are the findings from latest research (based on 2016 data) on the visitor economy in Calderdale, showing a continuing upward trend for tourism in the area. The research is detailed in the… read more … about Tourism on the up in Calderdale>>

UCI Road World Cycling Championships, Tour de Yorkshire, York Mediale & Bradford’s Great Exhibition of the North bid to receive funding.  Cultural and sporting initiatives, which will bring tremendous benefits to the Leeds City Region, will share more than £1.3 million in funding. Projects promoting the best of the region’s sport and culture to local,… read more … about Leeds City Region cultural and sporting initiatives to benefit from £1.3 million in rates pool funding>>


Residents and businesses can now access over 200 sets of local information for free through Calderdale Council’s dedicated website, which could help make a difference to their lives and support business opportunities. Calderdale DataWorks provides ‘open data’ – free information published in an accessible format with a licence that allows anyone to access, use and… read more … about Calderdale data opens up new opportunities>>

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The Tour de Yorkshire is on its way to Calderdale on Sunday 6 May and to help local businesses make the most of the occasion, further information sessions have been organised by Calderdale Council and Welcome to Yorkshire. Following the session already held in Halifax, members of the tourism team and representatives from Welcome to… read more … about Helping Calderdale businesses make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire>>

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Businesses with expansion plans for 2018 could benefit from a share of more than £5 million designed to help accelerate growth of the rural economy in the Leeds City Region. The funding is available to help the creation of new infrastructure which encourages business to grow and diversify.  Grants are available in three key areas:… read more … about Leeds City Region businesses could benefit from £5 million fund to accelerate rural economy growth>>