There is a strong regional economy dominated by the IT, communications and pharmaceutical sectors. Businesses are attracted by good communication links to London, Heathrow and the motorway network.
Major international companies such as Oracle, Microsoft, BG Group, Johnson and Johnson, Jacobs and Foster Wheeler are located in the borough.
Business continues to strengthen with the growth of new business developments at Winnersh IQ, Suttons Industrial Park and The Thameside Business and Country Park at Thames Valley Business Park. There have also been small-scale office developments around the borough.
Problems include labour supply and skills shortage, high housing costs and transportation difficulties.