Cities Outlook 2018

Swindon continues to have one of the best-performing economies in the country, according the latest Centre for Cities Outlook report which provides an annual economic performance index of the 63 largest cities and towns in the UK.

Swindon is ranked seventh in Britain when it comes to the rate of productivity per worker – up three places from a year ago. This can be attributed to the breadth of firms in Swindon from large major employers to a thriving SME sector and the fact that many of these are early adopters of new technologies.

The report highlights how the economy is changing and of the need to be able to adapt to those changes. Swindon is has a proud tradition of innovation and re-invention so is ideally placed to exploit its competitive advantages and respond to the opportunities that a changing economy presents.

Further evidence that Swindon is a great place to do business, with a highly productive, skilled workforce and house prices still significantly below the national average.

The Centre for Cities Outlook report 2018 can be found here: http://www.centreforcities.org/publication/cities-outlook-2018/

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