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08 Aug 2018

Woody Johnson, US Ambassador to the UK visited Leeds recently and took the opportunity to encourage American businesses to invest in the city and wider City Region.

In an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post Mr Johnson said:

"The business relationship that Leeds has with the US, fintech, hi-tech, medical tech, you have a fabulous, world class teaching hospital here and four universities.

"It’s a blossoming community in a very nice setting. “I haven’t met that many people but I suspect they are a very well educated workforce, hard workers, perfect place for Americans to invest and to encourage local people to explore expanding into the US, because the US is exploding with prosperity now.

"I was very impressed with Leeds, I think this city has so much to offer with the university, the people here the diversity of the community, so you can solve problems in a really, really interesting way.

"The only way I see is up, this community is going to really, really do well, and particularly when we stop talking about Brexit and start talking about prosperity for everybody."

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