Dynamic region wins the praise of Cameron ahead of Le Tour

Prime Minister David Cameron
Prime Minister David Cameron
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David Cameron says this weekend’s Tour de France Grand Départ will showcase what a “dynamic” place Yorkshire is to do business.

Writing in a special edition of our Yorkshire Vision magazine to commemorate the Grand Départ, the Prime Minister said this weekend will demonstrate the “investment opportunities and major growth potential” in the region as well as inspiring children to get active.

Mr Cameron said: “It’s going to inspire children across the county to start cycling and get fit. It means a brilliant – and free – day out for the family. And for communities across the county, the direct economic impact of this event is massive.

“It is forecast that the Grand Départ and third stage from Cambridge to London will generate over £100m for the country’s economy and I hope businesses right along the route reap the benefits. But for me, the most exciting part of this event is that it will act as a showcase for all Yorkshire has to offer.”

He added: “People around the world will see that this is a dynamic place to work and do business, with a real mix of new and old industries – manufacturing, tech, agriculture, finance and green energy are all strong here, with good investment opportunities and major growth potential in each.”

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