Why Stockport?

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

Detailed information about Stockport's economy has been collated in the Stockport Economic Overview 2019 (PDF 1.5Mb) and the Stockport Local Economic Assessment (PDF 1.9Mb).

Alternatively you can receive a copy by emailing your request to the Growth team on growthteam@stockport.gov.uk.

Find out more about the economy in Greater Manchester