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NEWS 15th December 2014

MIDAS half year results significantly up

• 48 projects landed. • Over 2,000 jobs created. • Of these jobs, over half (1,114) came from Greater Manchester’s priority sectors; creative and digital, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing. • 58% of jobs created and safeguarded came from foreign direct investment. With the recent positive news for Manchester around devolution, and further announcements around…

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“Manchester has a real pull for businesses to come and set up here.”
David Emery
IBM Vice President for General Business North

Bolton

As the fifth largest employment location in the Northwest, Bolton is set to create more than 10,000 jobs in a variety of key growth sectors which will attract hundreds of millions pounds worth of investment in the next 15 years.

Situated at the heart of the region’s extensive transport network – with direct access to the M61, M60, M62 and M6 – Bolton is within easy reach of Manchester city centre and Manchester Airport, by both road and rail. In addition, Bolton’s location on the edge of the West Pennine Moors provides ease of access to beautiful countryside.

Bolton is a major economic force both within Manchester City Region and across the UK. In recognising Bolton’s strengths as a business location, many major companies have chosen to make Bolton their base including AXA, RBS, Hitachi and the UK’s second most important grocery brand, Warburtons.

Home to the region’s fastest growing profession-focused university, Bolton is playing a significant role in the development of the knowledge economy in Manchester City Region and the wider Northwest.

Bolton is currently ranked as one of the best places in the UK to start a new business and is increasingly being recognised as a strategic investor destination of choice.

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