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Medway means business
Welcome to Medway Council’s business pages, which provide
information on Medway’s economic strategy, support for local
businesses, inward investment, European Affairs and other useful
information related to business or the Medway economy.
Key facts and information
- Medway consists of Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Rochester and
- Medway is the largest urban area in the south-east outside
- The Medway economy is worth around £2.8billion per year and
has an estimated 13,000 businesses.
- The population of Medway is 263,900 (2011 census) and is
expanding to a city of around 280,000 people by 2028.
- Medway is part of the Thames Gateway Regeneration Programme –
the largest development project in Europe - that will create new
opportunities for business expansion and inward investment.
Medway’s economy has a targeted growth rate of twice the national
average and is expected to create 21,500 jobs by 2028.
- Medway is conveniently located and benefits from comprehensive
transport links with Europe and the UK. Medway benefits from having
access to the M2, M20 and M25, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link
domestic services and a trans-global seaport.
Medway Council is committed to ensuring that Medway benefits
from the right economic conditions to support inward investment,
new business formation and business growth. Medway Council and its
partners provide businesses with advice and support on topics such
Medway for support and advice on recruitment, cost-effective
office space and much more.
You can also view our Economic development strategy.
In addition to the services above the council also offers
support and advice on the following topics:
Key areas in Medway are undergoing substantial
regeneration, including Chatham Waterfront, Station Gateway and The
Brook. The long term strategy is to create a commercial,
cultural and city centre at the heart of Medway with specific
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