Harlow is home to global and leading-edge businesses such as Raytheon, GSK, Charles River, Kao Data, Arrow and Pearson. At the Harlow Innovation Park new businesses include Renesas, Smartkas, Xylem and Medstrom. The economy is diverse with businesses engaged in service, research, innovation, and production, across diverse sectors such as medical technology, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, logistics and ICT/Digital.
The largest employer in town has 3,500 staff but 98% of our businesses are small and medium sized. Accommodation for business ranges from large business parks to medium sized mid-tech buildings and centres with flexible office space and virtual tenancies. Harlow can support businesses of all sizes and offers a huge range of accommodation to meet different stages of a business’s growth.
New technology and innovation business sites are developing, attracting new institutions, and the town has achieved investment in major infrastructure upgrades and plans for large scale housing growth through the Harlow & Gilston Garden Town (HGGT) project.
The town has a high performing further education college which invests in employer relationships to meet workforce needs and Anglia Ruskin University’s ARISE Innovation Hub is established at Harlow Innovation Park to support new and innovative start-upbusinesses in the healthcare and med tech business sectors.
Quality of life is high, with access to green space, art, culture and sport with a diversity of housing offer.
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