Charnwood is known as a leading centre for innovation. There is a cluster of highly innovative companies and support is excellent. Whether it be through informal networking organisations or formal ties with Loughborough University, make the most of what is offered and "be at the centre of innovation".
Successful businesses need a good workforce. Charnwood is at the centre of a major labour force catchment area and there are excellent education and skills training providers who work closely with businesses to ensure the workforce of the future is equipped driving future economic growth. Centrally located in the UK, Charnwood is easily accessible and offers a thriving business community with opportunities for growth and expansion. No other local authority area in the Midlands has more science employment.
The Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone is the newest EZ in the Midlands. Two of the sites are in Loughborough. They provide top-class locations for activity in the advanced engineering, bioscience and pharmaceutical sectors in particular. The land and existing premises provide the capacity for several new occupiers and will provide a jobs creation boost of around 21,000 for the local economy. Internationally renowned 3M is currently moving to the Enterprise Zone.