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.