Due to the large amount of private sector jobs created in the last ten years, Derby has been named a top ten city for job creation in the Cities Outlook 2015 report by independent think-tank, Centre for Cities.
Between 2004 and 2013, Debry achieved a net increase of private sector jobs of 6,343, a rise of 7.6%, comparable only to London, Cambridge and Milton Keynes.
An even better statistic was that each worker produces on average £56,900 worth of goods and services - 9th in the UK.
Home to Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier as well as a focus on the hi-tech supply chain industry, Derby's manufacturing prowess helped it achieve the second highest number of people employed in the manufacturing sector with a whopping figure of 21,400.
Centre for Cities has identified Derby as one of the best places for super-fast digital broadband with 85.5% availability - better than Nottingham, following places such as Luton and Brighton.