In January the think-tank, Centre for Cities published its annual report on the performance of UK city economies in which Warrington is included due to the size of its population.
The Cities Outlook 2015 report, which is an important and respected barometer of UK economy, has charted the economic health of UK cities over the past decade.
Encouragingly the Warrington economy is reported as emerging from the recession faster than most and is continuing to show steady growth in a number of areas, most notably in employment.
The report, which is is the authoritative economic index of the 64 largest cities and towns in the UK, has established that Warrington is currently number one for employment, and is demonstrated as one of the best performing cities in the North West – in fact, most promisingly Warrington has seen a six per cent growth in jobs despite the recession with a solid 78.9% of the population in employment.
The local economy in Warrington economy is on the right track to build for a successful future. The encouraging findings in this latest report reinforce the importance of skills, good transport and broadband connections and a sound industry base to economically successful cities.
Warrington and Co., working in partnership with Warrington Borough Council, demonstrated its commitment to supporting local businesses by hosting another “Meet The Buyer” event last month that gave local contractors and businesses the opportunity to tender for work on Warrington’s development projects.
The turn-out was extremely positive – our best attended yet with standing room only – and it was a fantastic opportunity to see the amount of high quality businesses that Warrington has to offer. Warrington and Co. will continue to ensure that local businesses are given the opportunity to take advantage of the work that is taking place in Warrington so that we can continue to boost the local economy and, hopefully, drive up local employment figures even further.