Regional Backdrop

In the top five areas of UK economic growth

With a population of around 85,000 the local economy has had significant growth over the last decade with the majority of this supported by development into new infrastructure and housing. In addition the historic city of Ely, the towns of Soham and Littleport are rapidly developing.East Cambridgeshire has a wealth of local skills located within one of the fastest growing and dynamic UK regions.

The areas strategic location and great quality of life proves to be a strong draw ensuring an ever increasing pool of high quality talent.

This significant inward relocation of families and skills has  also ensured that  new companies relocating to the area are never short of top quality people and services.  

With its superb rail and road networks the local population also ‘migrates’ daily into close cities such as Cambridge, Peterborough, Norwich and London whilst maintaining an excellent lifestyle in an area marked by its outstanding natural beauty and close facilities.

Growth is set to  further increase by more than 30% over the next two decades and localauthorities advanced plans continue to support attracting investments in the wide economy. As such the area is within the top five districts nationally and reflects its attractiveness to new and existing businesses wishing to locate or expand.