Why Stockport?

The regeneration and transport projects underway in Stockport are creating well-connected and competitive business locations. As a result, it is becoming an attractive location for businesses to develop and grow.

Stockport 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

Stockport's economy grew by 24% between 2008 and 2018. Its employment base has grown by 13% since 2015, which is stronger than the national and Greater Manchester averages.

Stockport has:

  • a £6.7 billion economy (GVA 2018)
  • a business base of over 13,000 units
  • a population of over 295,000
  • 124,800 employees aged between 16 and 64
  • 15,900 self-employed people aged between 16 and 64

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