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Reported in today’s Western Morning News; Exeter named among UK’s fastest growing cities

By December 13, 2018January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates, Why Exeter blog

Exeter is set to be one of the UK’s fastest growing cities over the next three years.

Exeter's growth forecast is at 1.8%, according to EY’s Regional Economic Forecast. That's a fraction above the UK average of 1.7%. Exeter comes in at number eight on the list, behind fellow South West city, Bristol (2.0%) at four. Three other cities outside of London top the chart for GVA growth: Reading (2.3%), Manchester (2.2%) and Birmingham (2.0%).

Mark Gregory, EY chief economist said that the main drivers for the expected growth for Exeter is down to the strength of its IT, professional services and energy, particularly renewables.

To see the full article visit >> https://www.devonlive.com/news/business/exeter-named-among-uks-fastest-2314784