Stockport is ranked as the fastest growing economy in the North West

More great news as Stockport is ranked as the fastest growing economy in the North West, once again highlighting our town’s position as a leading business location.

The UK Powerhouse study is produced by Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr). It provides an estimate of GVA growth and job creation within 45 of the UK’s largest cities 12 months ahead of the Government’s official figures. The latest report revealed that Stockport was the top location in the North West in terms of GVA growth during the last quarter of 2017. In contrast, Manchester and Greater Manchester recorded GVA growth rates of 1.2%, while Liverpool only registered growth of 0.7%.

The study also considered the future prospects for all of the major conurbations in the UK, with Stockport expected to once again register growth of 1.3% .

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Andrew Smirthwaite

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