The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership wants to say a huge congratulations to the city of Hull and the team behind the 2017 City of Culture bid.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said:
“Hull winning the city of culture is a triumph in partnership work demonstrating the city’s ambition and how it can deliver to improve the economic climate in the city and beyond.
“The Humber LEP endorsed Hull’s bid recognising the big effect on the city and wider Humber region that winning the title would bring including putting the area on the map as a place people wish to invest, visit and do business.
“Visitor numbers and the associated spend alone will see economic benefits for Hull and wider region – estimated at £184m. The title and culture activity backed up with £190m in infrastructure as part of Hull’s city plan, teamed with the wider regional economic regeneration as part of the Humber’s Energy Estuary, has the potential to act as a catalyst to change perceptions and in turn the region’s fortunes.”