Why Bolton?

Bolton has a rich and proud heritage, and a bold plan for a bright and prosperous future. Leadership has laid sound and solid foundations for an exciting regeneration programme with a £1 billion town centre masterplan and Bolton Council’s £100 million commitment towards redevelopment which is transforming Bolton.

We have sky high ambitions for the Bolton of tomorrow and a blueprint to achieve them. We are firmly focussed on delivering our vision for a future Bolton which will aspire to the status of a new City.

Our Bolton 2030 Vision will bring about an active, connected and prosperous town which benefits all our communities and citizens and where we protect the most vulnerable.

We want to add now to that commitment. Building on the plans and activity already taking place, we will introduce new elements to our plan – in life sciences, in clean, green energy and sustainable transport facilities, and work collaboratively with the schools, colleges and the University of Bolton to match graduate skills to the modern-day workplace so that our workforce is attractive to employers.

Successful businesses have told us they chose Bolton to invest in due to its ideal business environment offering clear leadership and plans, a loyal workforce, our accessibility and the friendliness of a town with the aspirations of a city.

We’re creating a world class destination, with places for people to live, work, invest, study and visit.

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Reasons to invest in Bolton

Our commitment to regeneration A £100m fund focused on the development of the town and delivery of our Masterplan. We know what we want to achieve as a town and are backing it financially.

We have a reputation for delivering big projects on time, and on budget, and we will continue to work in partnership with you to deliver our aspirations for our town’s economy.

Perfectly placed business location 15 minutes by train from Manchester, and 40 minutes to Manchester Airport and ideally located to major motorway. Bolton is a commuters paradise with its new interchange and continued investment in public realm makes Bolton a prime spot for traveling to and from.

Our middle name is ‘innovation’ Bolton played a massive part in the Industrial Revolution and originality runs deep in our plans including a new cutting edge digital city with a focus on innovative specialisms including artificial intelligence and e-gaming, investment plans to transform Bolton town centre.

Skilled and talented workforce With the 2nd highest employee base in Greater Manchester.

Ambitious and forward thinking We’re driving forward big plans along with partners and developers. A projected £1 billion will be invested in Bolton over the next 10 years over 6 intervention areas, we are busy building for the future.

A fantastic place to put down roots and work Beautiful countryside, inspiring cultural buildings and events, amazing architecture, excellent job opportunities and plans for new high specification homes. With 6.6 billion visitors last year we are the place to visit, untap the potential Bolton has to offer your investment.

Key player in the Greater Manchester economy Which is central to the UK Government's Northern Powerhouse strategy. Redevelopment of Bolton Town Centre is aligned to the wider GM context Bolton is hailed as a key player in boosting Northern competitiveness.

The perfect partner We know we can only achieve success through collaboration and we have a proven track record of working with suppliers, investors, developers, local and regional partners and stakeholders to realise our vision.

Our business support is outstanding Business Bolton is there to help with employment, growth opportunities and funding. We want your business to thrive in Bolton.

  • £100 million to regeneration
  • 15 minutes by train to Manchester
  • Second Highest Employee base in Greater Manchester
  • £1 billion town centre regeneration projects
“Our total commitment to making a huge Difference by redeveloping our town centres is clear from the funding we’ve set aside for our transformation plans and we’ll continue to explore all avenues to help us achieve our aims.”
Cllr David Greenhalgh, Leader, Bolton Council