Carlisle's economy has the potential to grow. A vibrant University, recent growth in population and most importantly, good rail and road networks within easy reach of plentiful employment land, make the prospects for growth stronger.
An economy that satisfies a region stretching from the Irish Sea, the Borders to the Pennines, it has one of the highest potentials to grow to meet the demands of the global economy. Carlisle has a proven record in creating high quality products for global brands - brands that benefit from the commitment of a working population that understands the value of loyalty.
As the regional capital of one of the top 10 resilient places in the UK, it's not surprising that businesses in Carlisle show higher survival rates compared to UK averages.