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Milton Keynes City Council's economic development team, working to promote Britain's most successful business city.

Milton Keynes is internationally renowned for being a designed new town, the largest and most ambitious project in the UK, created in 1967 under the New Towns Act. Milton Keynes was awarded official city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.

Milton Keynes is a city located in the south-east of England – located halfway between London & Birmingham and between Oxford & Cambridge. The city is well connected to the rest of the UK by road along key transport corridors, with the M1, A421 and A5 all running through or by the city. The city is also well connected by rail through the West Coast mainline – which enables passenger to travel to central London within 35mins and direct connections to many other major cities in Great Britain.

Economic development has been a key focus of the local government in Milton Keynes. The city has a strong and diverse economy, with a particular focus on the technology, finance, logistics and, professional services. The city also has a number of business parks and industrial estates, which are home to a range of businesses in various sectors.

To further support economic development, the local government in Milton Keynes has established numerous initiatives and programs to encourage business growth and entrepreneurship. For example, the city has a Business Improvement District (BID) scheme, which provides additional services and support to local businesses.

Overall, Milton Keynes has a diverse, strong and dynamic economy, with a diverse range of businesses and industries. The city is well-positioned for continued growth and development in the years ahead.