Surveys, market research and statistics
The Manchester Intelligence Hub provides socio economic statistics about Manchester.
The 2014 Manchester Business Survey explores business performance across 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: market research, company databases, advice on patents, designs and trademarks.
New Economy, the policy and research body for Greater Manchester publishes a range of economic policy and performance data (external site).