Last updated 25 February 2020
Stockport is a key driver within the Greater Manchester economy. It has a £6.2 billion economy (GVA 2015), a business base of 13,000 units, population of 290,500 and a workforce of 124,000.
The economy grew by 2.5% between 2013 and 2015 with the Creative and Digital sector experiencing the most significant increase. Over the next ten years, the economy is forecast to grow a further 6%. This is with new business locations such as Stockport Exchange, Orbital 1 and Aurora business park.
Stockport remains a highly attractive location for businesses to develop and grow. The borough offers:
- a diverse range of sectors and skills
- excellent connectivity
- access to 3 million people within 30 minutes
- benefits of both town and city amenities alongside the peacefulness of the Cheshire Plains and Peak District
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