Why Manchester One of the UK’s Fastest Growing Cities

Manchester represents the largest city region economy outside London, with a gross value added (GVA) of £78.7 billion. 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. 

Key Sectors

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

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Net zero

Manchester offers access to world-leading research facilities, state-of-the-art…

Reasons To Invest


With access to 7.2 million people within a one-hour drive and over 100,000 students, Manchester is a region rich in talent with unrivalled access to expertise to shape our future.

Quality Of Life

Voted the UK’s Most Liveable City by the Economist, in 2022 Manchester has something to suit everyone. From quaint to eclectic, there is a rich variety of beauty, music, sport and culture on offer. If you choose to live here you get much more for your money, an important factor in recruiting and attracting people to work and live here.


The city’s world-class, multimodal, integrated transport infrastructure provides outstanding connectivity across the North West and the nation. Businesses in Manchester can also flourish thanks to the city’s digital infrastructure, including high-speed fibre broadband, enterprise zones and a truly collaborative ecosystem.


Greater Manchester’s economic growth has been driven by its diverse industry base, which has specialisms in Advanced Manufacturing, Business, Finance and Professional Services, Life Sciences, Energy and Environment and Creative, Digital and Tech.

Manchester has a wide range of commercial properties where companies across a range of industries can grow, thrive and succeed on a global scale.

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