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Preston remains the highest performing city in the North-West

23 March 2022

People walking down Fishergate High Street

Preston achieves top spot for the highest performing city in the North West for the third time.

The Demos - PWC Good Growth for Cities Index has named Preston the best city to live and work in the North West scoring above average across a number of categories the public think are most important when it comes to economic wellbeing, including the availability of jobs, a positive work-life balance, the skills of the population and the variety of roles on offer.

Preston ranked 13th overall in the 2022 Good Growth for Cities index, which measures the performance of 51 UK cities against categories including jobs, income, work-life balance, transport, skills, environment and the house price to earnings ratio.

Councillor Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council, said:

"I am delighted that Preston has once again maintained its position as the best city to live and work in the North West.

This report also shows that our city has pulled together to endure the pandemic and gives me great optimism that we will be in a strong position to recover and grow.

This success links closely to the significant improvement on our local economy we continuously strive for through the Preston Model and our Community Wealth Building Agenda. Underpinning our support for the economic and social well-being of all Prestonians by building a richer and more democratic economy in Preston. I am particularly pleased to see above average improvements in income inequality, jobs, environment, work life balance and housing affordability.

Our city has enjoyed a remarkable story of growth and innovation over recent years, which we're sure will continue as we recover from this pandemic."

About the Demos - PWC Good Growth for Cities Index

The Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities report looks at how well positioned UK cities are for a recovery and what steps the Government, businesses and local leaders can take together to drive Good Growth for all.

For more information and to see how Preston compares against others using the Good Growth key performance indicators visit PWC - Goog Growth for Cities.

More reasons to Invest in Preston

For an overview of reasons to invest in Preston and do business here see why invest in Preston?


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