Oldham is the 15th least competitive business place in the UK of 379 local authority areas

According to the UK official competitive index Oldham is the least competitive business place in Greater Manchester rating as the 15th worst out of 379 UK local authority areas.
“competitiveness is considered to consist of the capability of an economy to attract and maintain firms with stable or rising market shares in an activity, while maintaining stable or increasing standards of living for those who participate in it”
Oldham ranked 365 out of 379 areas, Rochdale 361, Wigan 327, Tameside 325, Bolton, 290, Bury 224, Salford 134, Stockport 114, Manchester 99, Trafford 57.

UK competitive index website