Manchester City Council

Business & investment Economic intelligence

Surveys, market research, statistics and forecasts

The Manchester Intelligence Hub provides socio economic statistics about Manchester, offers links local and other research and intelligence plus advises on research, evaluation, commissioning and procurement.

The 2014 Manchester Business Survey explores business performance and attitudes across a range of themes including employment, recruitment and skills, apprenticeships, innovation, international trade and local trading conditions. 

Manchester Library's Ask About Business service and Business and Intellectual Property Centre have a wealth of resources for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing employers: business ideas and fact sheets, market research, company databases. For advice on patents, designs and trademark you can make an appointment for our Patent on

Greater Manchester's economic think tank New Economy publishes a range of economic policy and performance data (external site).

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