Manchester City Council

The Council & democracy State of the city report 2018

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. Regeneration schemes are supporting these growth sectors, particularly within the city centre. 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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