Ten Reasons to Invest

Why Colchester is the ideal location for business and for families to invest their lives

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Strategic Location

 

Kilometres

north east of
London

 

Kilometres

from
Harwich International Port

 

Kilometres

from
London Stansted Airport

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Strategic Location

Kilometres

from
London City Airport

Kilometres

from
London Southend Airport

2

Ultra Fast Broadband

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3

Locations for Growth

Long recognised for being Britain’s first capital, Colchester today is undergoing a £3bn transformation across five locations making Colchester a place with ambitious growth plans.

Competitive Cost Base

Cost of living in London

£4,500

same standard in Colchester

 

£2,806

4

5

Educational Excellence

Home to Essex University Ranking top 5 in the UK for Social Science research and top 20 in the UK for research excellence

6

New Homes for a
Growing Population

Colchester has had more new housing completions over the past five years than any other of the 13 local authorities in Essex.

7

Sectoral Opportunities

Colchester’s economic growth will come from these sectors:

Retail

 

Health & Care

 

Alternative Energy

 

Construction

 

Finance & Business Support Services

 

8

Proven Track Record

Colchester is a place with ambitious growth plans. Brimming with fresh talent and with exciting new development to come, Colchester is the place to be.  

9

Creative

Colchester is ranked 8th nationally for creativity and is one of 7 cultural and creative hubs in the South-East LEP area. 

10

A Great Place to Live

Some of the most important events in British history have taken place here. Today Colchester mixes pride in its impressive heritage with a great choice of modern attractions, shops, restaurants, cafés and bars. Close to the coast and with landscapes of national importance, Colchester is a great place to live.

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