Salford

SALFORD QUAYS: FACTS & FIGURES

Economy

ECONOMY

Centrally located within Greater Manchester, the largest and fastest growing economy outside London.

Contribution

CONTRIBUTION

With GVA at almost £1 billion, Salford Quays provides a fifth of Salford’s overall contribution to the economy.

Employment

EMPLOYMENT

749 businesses within the Salford Quays area, employing 25,761 people.

Workforce

WORKFORCE

Approximately 7.2 million people live within an hours commute of Exchange Quay, providing a varied, qualified and skilled labour pool.

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TRAVEL

With high levels of car parking, a dedicated metro stop and easy access to three major mainline stations and an international airport, Exchange Quay benefits from world class travel links.

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RECRUIT & RETAIN STAFF

The large labour-pool, education and overall skills profile within the area contributes to savings on national costs as well as an overall positive cost benefit ratio for firms locating in the area.

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RETAIL

Retail venues attract 4.3 million visitors per annum, a growth of 6% in the last four years. Visitor expenditure contributes £400 million to the local economy.

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CULTURE

Cultural venues including The Lowry and Imperial War Museum North attracted 927,000 visitors last year. The number of visitors has grown 4% on average in the last four years.