SALES NEWS: Housing market to benefit from Exeter’s growing business and science sectors
Exeter is carving out a reputation as a global business and science centre which will have spin-off benefits for the whole population – as well as give a boost to its housing market.
A conference at Exeter’s new Science Park Centre heard a Met Office spokesman say a £97m super-computer, opening in Exeter next year, would bring £2 billion of orders to the UK for expert forecasts and data on climate change, agriculture and travel.
A founder of the internet crowdfunding business Crowdcube, based in Exeter, told the conference that he was attracting staff to his business from global IT giants such as Google and Apple. “I’m moving people from Silcon Valley to the Exe Valley” he said.
The event also heard that the housing market is currently better value than some rival business locations such as Bristol and south east England – although that may change as the city becomes more popular.