With a growing population, Kirklees is set in the heart of West Yorkshire and is one of five constituent councils of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Forming part of the wider Northern Powerhouse makes it an exceptional place to invest and do business.
With two major centres of Huddersfield and Dewsbury, Kirklees also offers a great quality of life to those who build their lives here. Our impressive industrial heritage, quality schools, colleges and universities complement a unique mix of thriving town centres, picturesque countryside and iconic villages.
Kirklees is home to a £7.6 billion economy with pronounced strengths in precision engineering, advanced manufacturing and textiles. Kirklees is now also emerging as a location for pharmaceuticals, medical technologies, health and wellbeing and creative and digital industries.
Against a backdrop of the Pennine Moors, the Peak District parkland, and locations made famous by writers, film and television, we are rich in culture and heritage. With the launch of the Huddersfield and Dewsbury ‘Blueprints’ the council has also set out, and is making progress on, ambitious plans to deliver more than £500m investment over the next 10 years, transforming the district’s two key urban centres.