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Business growth booms in Rochester

Thu 24 January 2013, 1:45 pm

Company growth in Rochester reached record levels in the third quarter of 2012, according to figures just released by business data company Duport.

The firm said that, between July and September last year, Rochester’s company register increased by 62 - up from 52 during the same period in 2011.

Duport said that while company growth in Rochester had “dipped sharply” in the third quarter of 2009, it had been growing ever since and was now higher than any other third-quarter figures on record for the town.

Duport.co.uk managing director Peter Valaitis said the growth figures were evidence of Rochester’s successful regeneration.

"The record level of net company growth in Rochester suggests the town is gathering momentum as the country moves out of recession,” he said.

“The new companies that are springing up shows that entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, which is a good sign for the year ahead.”

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