Studies, league tables and ranking documents are ten-a-penny these days, the majority of which you’d be well-advised not to waste your energy consuming.
However, it cannot be underestimated quite how significant it is that Leeds has been identified in the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index as the most appealing city to set up home in all of Britain.
Such is the credence given to this report that businesses and investors trust its judgement when it comes to putting their money where it will be safest, and where they feel confident in getting a rapid return.
Following on from that, this endorsement in the quality of life that comes with living in Leeds will be crucial when it comes to attracting the most talented people to live and work here, plying their trade for the aforementioned firms who are committed to ensuring this city thrives.
Human beings are naturally aspirational creatures, and so it is hugely satisfying that this well-respected study very clearly tells people around the world that this is a place in which they should aspire to bring up their family.
It is now incumbent upon this city’s leaders to ensure economic prospects and opportunities match the expectations of the kind of person who might see this report with a view to taking it at its word.
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