Chorley offers access to world-class industries and supply chains in the region.
More than 800 aerospace firms in the region employ 50,000 people with Rolls-Royce, Airbus and BAE Systems based here.
The region’s major automotive firms employ 43,000 and include JLR, GM/Vauxhall, Leyland Trucks and Bentley.
More than 100,000 people work in the regions food sector at firms such as Nestle, Heinz, Kellogg’s, Patak Foods and Vimto.
International business and professional services firms are based here as well as a strong back-office presence. And the relocation of BBC departments to Media City in Salford has boosted an already strong creative and digital sector in the region.