Only UK city with devolved control of its £6bn health and social care budget

Only UK city with devolved control of its £6bn health and social care budget

Invest in Manchester

Best UK city for business

Best UK city for business

Management Today 2019

The largest Financial and Professional Services Industry outside of London

The largest Financial and Professional Services Industry outside of London

Invest in Manchester

Manchester has the highest concentration of graphene expertise globally

Manchester has the highest concentration of graphene expertise globally

Invest in Manchester

Industry Expertise

  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. Creative and Media
  3. Digital and Technology
  4. Financial and Professional Services
  5. Life Science and Healthcare
  6. Low Carbon
  7. A World Class Investment Offer

    Manchester is a leading European business destination and the most successful city for attracting foreign direct investment outside London across multiple industries. The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester continues to be a city that innovates across a variety of sectors.  The Data City for the UK’s Top Digital Tech Cities – 2020 report (available here) shows how 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.


    Home to Leading Brands

    Manchester provides an environment rich with commercial opportunities and has an outstanding reputation as a competitive place to do business. That’s why more than 2,000 foreign owned companies and leading brands such as Google, Amazon, Kellogg’s, Jaguar Land Rover and BNY Mellon have chosen to make Manchester their home.


    Where the Experts Live

    Today, the city region is home to more than 2.8 million people, providing businesses with access to an incredible talent pool of people and unique strengths across diverse sectors including:

    - Advanced Manufacturing

    - Life Science and Healthcare

    - Creative and Media

    - Digital and Technology

    - Financial and Professional Services

    - Low Carbon

    This breadth and depth of expertise enables cross-industry opportunities for collaboration and a world-class offer for the international investor.


    Ease of Doing Business

    Manchester was the first city in the UK to gain governance over its economy, which means it has greater control over its transport, housing, planning, business skills, science and innovation. In particular, the city region has autonomy of its
    £6 billion ($7.6 billion) health and social care budget – a landmark move in the development of UK health and social care policy.

  8. Manchester Talent
  9. Quality of Life
  10. Infrastructure
  11. Economy
  12. Key Developments

  13. Resources

     

    Global brands, SMEs and start-ups alike are thriving in Manchester thanks to the city’s outstanding connectivity, its international reputation for innovation and the wealth of expert talent available here. MIDAS – the city’s dedicated inward investment agency – has helped hundreds of businesses relocate to or expand into the city.

    Do you want to find out more about Manchester and how MIDAS can support your business relocation or expansion? Register here to receive useful resources about Manchester and MIDAS’ support package.


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