Our Economy

Swindon and Wiltshire is an area of major economic significance; attracting substantial overseas and UK investment.

Swindon and Wiltshire's pivotal location in central southern England offers direct links to London, Heathrow, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, the Midlands and beyond.

  • Swindon and Wiltshire is 1 of the top 5 business locations in England.
  • Over 38,000 businesses thrive in the area generating £18bn.
  • 61% of the 706,300 population (one of the fastest growing in the country) are of working age.
Our Economy
GVA by Growth Zone

This area has the 2nd highest GVA growth rate across all 38 LEPs. Yet, the area offers the lowest commercial rentals along the M4 corridor, attracting many industry giants.

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2018 Local Economic Assessment


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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Chapter 2

Economic Geography

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Chapter 3

Business and Enterprise

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Chapter 4

People and Communities

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Chapter 5

Growth Trajectory

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Chapter 6

Sustainable Growth

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Chapter 7

Policy Analysis

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Appendix 1

Statistical Appendix

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Appendix 2

Economic Assessment Audit

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