Derby has become the fastest growing city economy in the East Midlands. Founded on its world-class strengths in advanced manufacturing and engineering; viewed as a whole Derby’s economy is very competitive.
Derby is a centre for advanced transport manufacturing, being home to the world’s second largest aero-engine manufacturer: Rolls-Royce. Bombardier Transportation are based at the Derby Litchurch Lane Works and were for many years the UK’s only train manufacturers. Toyota Manufacturing UK’s automobile headquarters is southwest of the city at Burnaston.
Set in the South of the city, Infinity Park is a high-quality business park development with a focus on supporting high-tech innovation in the automotive, rail, aerospace and energy sectors. Set at the heart of the park is the iHub a 45,000 sq.ft. innovation centre completed in 2016 which acts as a catalyst for high-skilled job creation and further investment.