Welcome to Cardiff, | the capital city of Wales and the world’s closest capital to London.
Cardiff is a city transformed, and we are a city that is primed for investment.
FAST GROWTH – on a number of measures we are the fastest growing city in the UK. With well over half of the population aged under 35, Cardiff is a young and vibrant city whose population is predicted to grow by over 20%over the next two decades.
SKILLED – we have one of the most skilled workforces in the country and we’re home to world-class universities, cultural institutions and creative start-ups; major companies, entrepreneurs and innovators who are up there with the best in the world
QUALITY OF LIFE – we regularly top the quality of life league table and boast over 20 million annual visitors attracted to a city that has hosted some of the biggest events in the world, including Champions League Final, when the city put on a mesmerizing show for a global audience of over 1 billion.
SECTOR STRENGTH – the city’s recent development has seen internationally competitive clusters emerge in the financial, creative, life sciences and advanced manufacturing sectors, with some of the UK’s leading businesses in these sectors calling Cardiff home.
DEVELOPMENTS – Cardiff is also benefitting from continued investment in our infrastructure. The regeneration of Central Square and surrounding area that has the potential to support up to 30,000 jobs, whilst the £1bn investment in a new South Wales Metro will see more frequent, more reliable and faster trains accessing nearly 100 stations across a network that has Cardiff as its core. This critical infrastructure has put Cardiff at the forefront of UK cities as an investment location.
TEAM CARDIFF – Cardiff is a great place to work, a great place to visit and a great place to invest. Our success has been built on the Team Cardiff approach, where the public and private sector come together to support the city’s development. We have a reputation for delivering big projects on time, and on budget, and we will continue to work in partnership to deliver our aspirations for our city’s economy. Business also has the Welsh Government on their doorstep, as well as a host of national organisations and HQs to support their activities.
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