Public transport, rail and road communications networks in the region are focused on Leeds.
Its assigned role in the Leeds City Region partnership recognises the city's importance to regional economic development, and the second phase of High Speed 2 plans to connect Leeds to London via East Midlands Hub and Sheffield Meadowhall.
Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Bawtry, Conisborough, Mexborough, Dinnington, Hatfield, Maltby, Penistone, Stocksbridge, Swinton, Thorne, Tickhill, Wath upon Dearne.
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In the 17th and 18th centuries Leeds became a major centre for the production and trading of wool.
During the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed into a major mill town; wool was the dominant industry, but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing, and other industries were important.
Some aspects of the region are also quite rural, with a much lower density of population and these rural communities have been the heartland for personal introductions over the years, as sometimes in finding partners, that rural nature can be a disadvantage and make things more difficult than normal.