Manchester City Council
Manchester is the strongest regional centre in the United Kingdom and a world-class business, research and sporting location. The city has experienced significant growth over the past decade and the latest forecasts indicate the need to plan for an additional 53,000 new jobs in the city by 2027 and an additional 82,500 residents. East Manchester is forecast to be one of the foci for this population and economic growth in the city. Manchester has ensured that educational attainment is improving across the city and this has been helped by a major schools rebuilding programme and development of its post 16 provision.