The borough, in common with many of the norths traditional industrial areas, suffered industrial closures, falling demand and increasing redundancy.

WMDC was originally funded with a development loan of £2m from Wigan Borough Council and has subsequently obtained further funding from other lending institutions.

The organisation now boasts a portfolio of over 1/4 million sq ft of Office, Industrial and Workshop space throughout the Wigan Borough.

Wigan is famous for its night life and entertainment offering a great location for incoming businesses.  The Wigan Investment Centre and CT3 building offer ambient canal side views close to the town centre and main railway and bus stations for easy employee access.