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Knowledge Economy

Cheshire East is the very definition of a dynamic knowledge economy. We’re at the heart of a region with one of the largest science and technology clusters in the UK, and an economy out-performing the UK’s growth by 25%. Our rich culture of innovation and research stretches from antibiotic resistance to cancer drug development and from luxury car manufacturing to cutting edge financial technology.

Compelling investment location

  • 27.5% higher  GVA  per head than UK average
  • 20,000 SME's  in Cheshire East
  • 50% of workforce in high-skill jobs
  • 42% of population educated to degree level

Page last reviewed: 04 February 2022