Cambridge is a city internationally renowned for its world leading university, high tech cluster, and its ability to foster and develop a culture of learning and innovation.

People living and working in Cambridge are amongst the most highly qualified in the country with 46% of Cambridge residents educated to degree level, compared to 26% nationally. Migrant workers are making up an increasing proportion of the local labour market and the city has the highest level of internal and international migration per capita in the country, highlighting the draw of the city as an international centre for ideas and collaboration.

Aside from high tech and biotech industries, Cambridge is home to thriving distribution, hotels and restaurants, finance, legal and business activities, public administration, education, healthcare and tourist industries.

Situated less than an hour from London by train, 25 minutes from Stanstead Airport, the home of Cambridge Airport and on the A14 and M11, Cambridge is easily accessible by road, rail or air.

In the Centre for Cities Economic Outlook 2012, Cambridge 2nd on the list of “Cities to Watch” based on the high % of knowledge workers (51%), residents educated to NVQ 4 or above (51%), number of patents per 100,000 of the population (113), business start ups per 10,000 of population (35.8) and projected public sector job losses by 2016 (-2.2%).   Cambridge has also been at the forefront of population growth, with a 12.7% increase in residents between 2001 and 2011 – the fifth highest increase in the UK.

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