Economy and Business

 

UK’s fastest growing economy UK’s fastest growing economy
Highest GVA in South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (<strong>£12.1bn</strong>) Highest GVA in South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (£12.1bn)
<strong>2,135</strong> new enterprises started in <strong>2016</strong> 2,135 new enterprises started in 2016
<strong>32,000</strong> jobs in the wholesale and retail sector 32,000 jobs in the wholesale and retail sector
<strong>44.4%</strong> employed in managerial, professional or associate professional and technical roles 44.4% employed in managerial, professional or associate professional and technical roles
<strong>35.6%</strong> of working age population qualified to NVQ level <strong>4</strong> or above 35.6% of working age population qualified to NVQ level 4 or above
<strong>97.6%</strong> of businesses employ less than <strong>50</strong> people 97.6% of businesses employ less than 50 people
Almost <strong>32,000</strong> new jobs forecast by <strong>2031</strong> Almost 32,000 new jobs forecast by 2031