Canterbury is world famous for its heritage sites and cultural scene which also has a growing reputation as a hotspot for innovative businesses.
Canterbury is home to 5000+ businesses. This number is on the rise and the Start-Up Cities Index named Canterbury as among the UK’s top 25 locations to start a business.
The area’s economy is currently worth £3 billion, with 60,000 people employed in the district.
Canterbury’s reputation for science, technology and innovation is growing, attracted by fast broadband, its strategic position between London and Europe, and an explosion of digitally focused companies.
Significant investment into commercial sites have led to 16,000 new homes being built to house an anticipated 17,000 new employees from jobs being created across a range of sectors.
A highly qualified working population is another district strength – nearly half of employees are educated to degree level or above. Up to 10,000 new graduates and postgraduates leave the city’s four universities every year and contribute substantially to the local economy.