Why Manchester - Invest in Manchester
Over 100,000 students study at Greater Manchester universities

Over 100,000 students study at Greater Manchester universities

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Manchester is one of the UK’s fastest growing regional cities

Manchester is one of the UK’s fastest growing regional cities

Centre for Cities: City Space Race 2018

Best UK city for business

Best UK city for business

Management Today 2019

Why Manchester

  1. Manchester Talent
  2. Quality of Life
  3. Infrastructure
  4. Economy
  5. Key Developments
  6. One of the UK’s Fastest Growing Cities

    Manchester represents the largest UK city region economy outside London, with an economy worth £62.8 billion (GVA). This strength has enabled it to establish an outstanding reputation as a competitive place to do business, boasting a diverse and high-quality portfolio of business properties. Talent-hungry companies choose to invest in Manchester because of the people that choose to live, work and study here.


    Region Rich in Talent

    With access to 7.2 million people within a one-hour drive and over 100,000 students, Manchester provides companies with unrivalled access to a wealth of talent. With strengths in cyber security, FinTech, genomics, advanced materials and more, the people here have the skills to drive forward the innovative technologies that are shaping our future.


    Industry Expertise and Innovation

    Manchester is a leading European business destination and the most successful UK city for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) outside of London. The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, it continues to be a city which innovates across a variety of sectors. As highlighted in The Data City for the UK’s Top Digital Tech Cities – 2020 report (available here), Manchester outperforms all other major UK cities in the fields of AI and data, advanced materials, cyber, construction tech, eCommerce, IoT, MedTech and service design. Find out more about your sector in Manchester here.
     

  7. Advanced Manufacturing
  8. Creative and Media
  9. Digital and Technology
  10. Financial and Professional Services
  11. Life Science and Healthcare
  12. Low Carbon

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