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Milton Keynes is recognised as one of the fastest growing cities in the UK. With significant population and employment growth and high levels of productivity, Milton Keynes has been identified by Centre for Cities as one of five Fast Growth Cities, with significant potential for future growth.

Our population has more than quadrupled from 60,000 in 1967 to 264,500 in 2016. The population of the city is projected to exceed 300,000 by 2027. Between 2010 and 2016, our business base increased by over 34%.

The second phase of Milton Keynes' expansion is now underway. This new growth will see the city compete economically and culturally with other elite cities across the world.

Work is underway on the Eastern and Western expansions of the city, amounting to over 700 hectares of new development and which, when completed, will include more than 10,000 new homes and over 100 hectares of employment land.

Over £1 billion of private investment has been committed in the last decade, transforming the city's skyline with new architecture, developing the infrastructure needed and creating an unparalleled air of optimism throughout the city.

The latest employment and growth statistics can be found in our Local Profile summary.
For latest development plans and expansion news see MK Growth

The Local Economic Assessment (LEA) provides a comprehensive and robust analysis of local economic conditions which will inform on the actions, strategies and directions to be taken by the Council and its partners. 

You can find the latest Local Economic Assessment at the following link:
Local Economic Assessment