Retail is a key sector and a significant employer in Carlisle with 11.8% of the working age population employed in this sector, equating to 305 businesses and 6,437 people. Carlisle’s role as a regional shopping destination is significant for the local economy. Studies of retail catchments indicate that the non-food catchment area of Carlisle contains a resident population of over 300,000 extending across the Scottish Border, Penrith and West Cumbria. These patterns suggest that Carlisle has a significant impact on the economies of neighbouring territories and that the economy of the city is sustained by a wide catchment.
The recent arrival of a number of national high street names has contributed to enhanced footfall within the City Centre.
For information on The Lanes shopping centre click here.
For details of availability of shop units managed by Carlisle City click here.
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