Swindon continues to have one of the best-performing economies in the country and is ranked seventh in Britain when it comes to the rate of productivity per worker. This can be attributed to the breadth of firms in Swindon from large major employers to a thriving SME sector and the fact that many of these are early adopters of new technologies.
Swindon has a proud tradition of innovation and re-invention, so is ideally placed to exploit its competitive advantages and respond to the opportunities that a changing economy presents.
Swindon is a great place to do business with its highly productive, skilled workforce and its housing market, with prices still significantly below the national average.
Swindon is sometimes referred to as one of the smaller clusters of tech industry in the South West, centering around Swindon but distributed across the West & South West of England. However, these smaller clusters often form part of the supply chain for the larger clusters in the area, reinforcing the virtuous circle and encouraging further tech investment in the South West.