Milton Keynes is the best place for business outside of London, according to the newly released Centre for Cities report.
The Cities Outlook 2020’s City Monitor sets out how this variation plays out across a range of indicators, from business start-up rates and productivity through to skills levels and employment rates.
MK was second behind London for the most dynamic business environment, followed by Cambridge, Slough and Reading, while it is also in the top 10 in the country for employment opportunities.
Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, said: “It’s no surprise to me that MK is the best place to do business and in my role as MP I’ll be continuing to promote MK as a hub for tech and innovation.
“We are at the heart of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc which makes us a great place to set up business and the Government’s East West Rail will help establish MK as the perfect town for business connectivity.
“A strong business environment means we have a positive local economy, more jobs for local people, and can lead the way in environmentally friendly technology.”