Liverpool looks upbeat:
- Latest Merseyside Economic Review reveals growth levels above national averages & a decade of business growth
- Construction business levels grow by 25.1%; hotels and restaurants by 24.6% - eclipsing national performance
- 10% more new businesses started in Merseyside than in rest of the North West and the UK
- 25% increase in number of small businesses
- Productivity per job up by 2.5%, ahead of UK average
- Liverpool City Region leads national average on ethnic group employment
- Growth of our 'Knowledge Economy' at a faster rate than the UK average
- Liverpool has the lowest carbon emissions per capita of any of the UK's major urban centres
- Businesses are lasting for longer;an increase in the three-year survival rate
- Long-term growth predicted using bespoke model
Merseyside Economic Review
Christine Ourmieres, UK general manager for Air France/KLM, says the airline chose Liverpool because of its economic prospects. The city was named this year?s European Capital of Culture and has enjoyed large investment to improve its infrastructure. It has the fastest growing city economy in the north of England.
Ourmieres said, ?Liverpool has a large catchment area with a strong economy"
KLM say, "The company?s research showed a growing demand from businesses in the North West of the UK for expansion to Liverpool as well as from the large student population".