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Fast Facts

Why Leicester

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The largest economy in the
East Midlands worth
£25.9 billion a year

Leicester's people collectively 

speak 100+

languages

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A workforce of 
1/2 million people

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One of the top 10 largest cities in England by population
350,000+

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2.8 million highly skilled workers
within commuting
distance

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An enviable

sporting history

40% growth in the 
16-29 year old segment

 

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Home to
60,000 talented
students

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1 hour from London

by rail

Epicentre of the UK’s space industry
£100m Space Park Leicester

Home to

3 world class

universities

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2 international airports 
within 40 mins drive

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The UK’s largest pure cargo airport handling
320,000+ tonnes p.a.

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