Businesses in Greater Manchester & Oldham have the ninth-lowest tax cost of any industrialised city in the world (2012)
Greater Manchester has the UK’s largest cultural and creative clusters outside London, employing 162,000 people and generating GVA of £5.4 billion each year.
Greater Manchester is the UK’s main centre for business, financial and professional services, outside of London, employing 265,000 people and generating £12.8 billion GVA a year.
Greater Manchester has the largest travel to work area of any conurbation in the UK outside London, with 7m people living within a 1 hour drive of the city centre
source – 2013 www.neweconomy.com