There can be no greater advertisement for Milton Keynes than the thousands of businesses that have chosen to locate here.
Milton Keynes has attracted more than 500 inward investors and we're home to some of the largest concentrations of North American, European and Asian firms in the UK. Between 2010 and 2016, our business base grew by an amazing 34%.
The city is consistently ranked at the top of economic benchmarking surveys. In 2015 Centre for Cities ranked Milton Keynes as number one for job growth in the last decade, the number one location for start-ups outside of London and within the top ten for new patents registered. The UK Powerhouse quarterly reports consistently list Milton Keynes amongst the top cities for employment and GVA growth, and the city was ranked as the second best place to work in the UK by recruitment specialists Glassdoor in 2016.
With thousands of growing local firms and one of the highest start-up rates in the country, it's clear why we're Britain's most successful business city.
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Continued reinvestment and further expansions ensure that the MK success story keeps growing. Global brands like Volkswagen Financial Services, Santander and Niftylift continue to thrive and expand here. Atlanta-based software firm AirWatch grew from four staff in 2011 to 100 in just 12 months, and now employs over 270 staff!.
The Volkswagen Group has reinvested in Milton Keynes by completing it’s brand new £36m building for Volkswagen Financial Services which can accommodate up to 1,350 staff.
Let’s not forget that we are one of Britain’s fastest growing cities by population; our population has grown by over 17% between 2005 and 2015 and we have expanded our job base by 33,000, a growth of almost 25%. While houses have become more expensive in recent years, housebuilding has kept pace with the city’s growing population, meaning that average house prices in Milton Keynes are lower than many of our neighbours, despite our ongoing economic success.