Harrogate is still growing in a number employment sectors, even though the current economic climate is challenging. The hotel, retail, education and health sectors have all expanded and the town remains a commercial, conference, and exhibition centre for the region. This has helped Harrogate prevent employment levels from decreasing to the same extent as it has in surrounding towns and areas.
Harrogate has also enjoyed steady economic growth in the past decade for a number of reasons. It is strategically placed for commuters working in the cities of Leeds and Bradford. The town also boasts many existing businesses and the infrastructure to cater for new ones to open.
The countryside surrounding Harrogate has become something of a draw for tourists which has created a number of employment opportunities in the hospitality business. Due to the increasing development opportunities in the region and the fluctuating business climate, employment agencies such as Daniel Adams which are located within the town itself have the benefit of a wealth of local knowledge and perfectly qualifies to put those seeking employment, and the companies needing to hire locally, in touch with each other..