Manchester, named by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Survey as the best UK city to live in, offers exceptional quality of life with diverse and lively arts, entertainment, food and nightlife. Combine this with a comprehensive education infrastructure and an incredibly competitive cost of living, and it’s clear to see why investors are choosing to live in Manchester.
Greater Manchester’s culture is thriving. With a world-famous music scene, influential arts institutions, vibrant LGBT community, and some exceptional attractions, neighbourhoods all over the region are growing their reach and influence. Thanks to some world-famous events including Manchester International Festival, the region’s cultural acclaim is regularly reaching global audiences.
Manchester has long been home to scientific innovation. From splitting the atom to isolating graphene, the city is home to a number of world firsts thanks to the research from our globally competitive universities. Investment in infrastructure along the Oxford Road Corridor has established a flagship science cluster, home to two universities, the largest academic campus in the UK, the largest clinical academic campus in Europe, and Manchester Science Park.
Greater Manchester’s manufacturing sector is home to a number of huge global brands including Siemens, Kellogg’s, and Precision Technologies Group. As the home of graphene, Manchester is putting the infrastructure in place to be a world leader in graphene research, with the potential to revolutionise industries such as health care, aviation, and energy.
Greater Manchester has the UK’s largest cultural & creative cluster outside London, generating GVA of £3.0 billion each year. The region has a thriving community of businesses, from start-ups and home-grown companies, to global players like BBC, Google, IBM and Cisco. These companies sit side-by-side in creative and digital clusters, incubators and co-working spaces, where they converge, collaborate and drive innovation.
Manchester’s central neighbourhoods have undergone huge transformation over recent years, with the emergence of brand new spaces such as St. John’s, Spinningfields, New Bailey, and NOMA offering direct investment opportunities, and complementing established districts such as the Northern Quarter and Castlefield.
The Manchester tourism industry’s annual value to the city-region currently stands at £7.5bn, establishing itself as one of the primary sectors for economic growth. There have been increased additions to Manchester’s tourism offerings in recent years, and as the gateway to the North of England, Manchester will continue to be a hugely popular destination within the UK.
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