The City of Exeter is one of the most popular relocation destinations in the South West and attracts many globally-significant companies. The Met Office relocated from London to Exeter and its £97 million Supercomputer, with a growing number of creative and digital companies, and the Russell Group University of Exeter, are stimulating a vibrant hi-tech cluster.
Nearly half a million people live within a 45-minute catchment area of the city and Exeter is a relatively young city with 17.1% of people in the 18 – 24-year-old age bracket compared to 9.4% nationally. The City benefits from an airport, motorway and excellent rail links, with high end broadband capacity available.
It features in the top 2% for employment growth. Other major companies include Arconic, Crowd Cube, EDF Energy,Euro Tech Group, Flybe and Thomson Reuters.
The award-winning Exeter and East Devon Growth Point, Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone benefits from significant infrastructure investment, which includes a £12 million upgrade to Junction 29 of the M5, a new £9 million bypass linking the Airport to Skypark, new train station in the new town of Cranbrook. Exeter Science Park Centre offers readymade investment solutions to science and technology based companies. The total site, near the Airport and M5 junction offers nearly 93,000 m2 of opportunities, from serviced offices to cutting-edge bespoke facilities.Exeter Innovation Centre attracts knowledge-based organisations undertaking research and development, and is located within Exeter University. Exeter Skypark will be the South West’s most significant business park development, offering office, industrial and distribution space with hotel and local facilities in a landscaped environment of more than 100 acres.
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