Liverpool is home to some of the main key sectors for investment and business; automotive, life sciences, contact centres, ICT and new media, ports and distribution, food and drink, education and skills, creative industries, retail and tourism, and professional and financial.
The population of Liverpool is a growing 450,100. The city sits at the centre of a large conurbation with 2.22 million people within 30 minutes, and 6.76 million within 1 hours distance. The city provides 226,400 jobs across 13,520 workplaces, of those the city centre is home to over 4000 businesses providing over 100,000 jobs.
The city is directly served by four motorways. The regional airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is within 20 minutes of the city centre, and Manchester International airport, which is the second larget in the UK, is within 45 minutes of the city centre. An extensive sub regional rail network is focused on city centre and the superb city centre and office space and business park locations.
Liverpool is home to a 50,000 undergraduate population from over 100 countries, with 31,000 university students living within a 15 mile radius. 10% of students are studying foreign languages. This large graduate base is a great opportunity from which to recruit permanent positions, working with the retention strategies in place.
£3 billion (4.8 billion euro) of construction projects are planned throughout the city region - in retail, office, leisure, schools and hospitals. Developers and investors include the Beetham Organization, David McLean, Grosvenor, Iliad, Land Securities, Neptune Developments, Peel Holdings, Pillar Properties and Urban Splash. And a new, state of the art, multi-purpose Arena and Conference Centre Liverpool at Kings Dock was opened in 2008.