Beyond the numbers: how do we create prosperity for all?
How has Milton Keynes succeeded where other ‘new towns’ have struggled?
A prosperous place to live effectively means that there are a wide range of employment opportunities available to all groups of people. This should be achieved at the same time as facilitating an inclusive and hospitable environment in which to live, to ensure people are able to maintain a healthy and happy environment.
Milton Keynes is proving to meet this criterion; it was ranked the second best town/city to work in the UK and has seen the highest growth in jobs out of the 64 biggest towns and cities in the UK over the last decade .Specifically, 24,000 jobs have been created since 2003. Milton Keynes is clearly growing, and attracting a wide range of businesses, including firms such as KPMG, PwC and Deloitte, who have chosen to locate secondary offices in Milton Keynes, as well as John Lewis and Waitrose at a flagship logistics park at Magna Park. Read more »