Manchester City Council

The Council & democracy State of the city report 2017

A thriving and sustainable city

Manchester’s economy and employment offer continues to grow, broaden and diversify. This can be partly explained by the city’s continued growth in a number of sectors: science and research and development; cultural, creative and digital; and business, financial and professional services. Corridor Manchester continues to drive research innovation across advanced materials, life sciences and technology. A key challenge remains how to ensure that this growth is truly inclusive and that it benefits as many residents of the city as possible.

Population growth is a major factor in Manchester’s continued success with students, young professionals and new communities increasingly choosing to stay in Manchester, attracted to its knowledge-based economy and the richness and the vibrancy of the city itself.

Manchester also continues to thrive on the international stage, attracting growing numbers of visitors from across the world.

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