Benefits of Stockport

1. Overview

From its prime location, Stockport has become one of the North West’s leading and most successful business locations.

Businesses in Stockport have consistently prospered. This is because there is a highly skilled workforce, exceptional connectivity, excellent education and a high quality of life. Stockport has proven to be increasingly attractive for employers across many sectors.

To build on the town's strengths even further, a £1 billion investment programme is underway across Stockport, making our town an even better place to live, work, play and connect.

We're building on our strengths as a business location, creating new reasons for people to visit Stockport, building new homes that are accessible for everyone and investing in the rejuvenation of historic and important parts of our town. At the same time, we're making it easier for everyone to travel into and around Stockport. We predict this work with partners will bring at least 5,000 new jobs and 1,100 new homes to our town, creating new jobs and opportunities for businesses and residents.

A lot has already been achieved. You can find out more about what’s happening by visiting our Invest pages or view Stockport. Change Here (PDF 2.2Mb) for further information.

The combination of the town's strengths and our regeneration work mean that Stockport truly is a great place to live, work, play and connect.


“Stockport offers unrivalled access to regional, national and international business markets. This highly accessible location contributed significantly to our ability to grow, welcome new customers and service their needs. In recent months we have conducted well attended highly successful seminars for UK delegates. We have also welcomed new contacts from the US, Latvia, Ukraine, Greece and many other nations. Welcome to Stockport is an often used phrase at Starkey Laboratories and visitors have been delighted with their experience."