Milton Keynes tops job creation , says Centre for Cities

Monday 19 January 2015

MILTON Keynes tops the table in job creation across the entire country, according to a new report from renowned independent think tank Centre for Cities.

For the sixth year running the annual index of economic performance puts Milton Keynes as the top city in the country for jobs growth, with 24,400 new jobs being created between 2004 and 2013 – a phenomenal rise of 18.2%.

The City is second business for start-ups and for the first time appears in the top 10 for the number of patents registered a measure of how innovative a place is.

Milton Keynes Leader, Pete Marland said: “This is excellent news and a testament to the talents of local businesses and employees.

The City’s success is based on a track record of innovation and a strong entrepreneurial culture while at the same time delivering homes and jobs in a balanced way.

What also makes Milton Keynes special is our geographical location and accessibility.  It’s a city people want to work in and one that is increasingly attracting the high levels of skilled people that companies need to develop and grow.

This success is very welcome but he council will continue to focus strongly on a successful economy and delivery benefits to all of our citizens.”

Pam Gosal, Head of Economic Development and Inward Investment said: “With enviable statistics such as these, it’s no surprise that Milton Keynes is number one over the last 10 years for job growth.   

"At InvestMK we play a vital role in attracting and retaining companies nationally and internationally, providing crucial information on locations, demographics and support companies into making the decision as to whether to establish or relocate to Milton Keynes.”

The council has its own specialist team, InvestMK, which has been instrumental in bringing thousands of jobs to Milton Keynes.

To view the full report click here