Retail/Business & Transport
Greater Manchester has a large consumer and business market in its own right, with a population of 2.5 million, a workforce of 1.2 million and a GDP of £28 billion (US$41 billion).
This represents around 38% of the regional GDP of £75 billion.
Over 2 million people live within a ten mile (16 km) radius of Manchester and more than 5 million people within a radius of 30 miles (48 km)
Airport: 17 Million passengers each year. 112,000 tonnes of cargo annually
Bus: Buses on the Network travel 80 million miles per year.
Metrolink: 14 Million use this service annually.
Motor Vehicles: Manchester is served by the M6, M62 and the M60. There are 1.083 million motor vehicles in Greater Manchester
source – 2013 www.neweconomy.com