Stockport Economic Alliance comprises senior representatives from a range of Stockport’s employers, the Council and business support agencies, who meet to understand and act upon issues within the local economy.
The work of Stockport Economic Alliance benefits significantly from senior members of the local business community being willing to share their experiences and ideas about operating a business in the borough.
Experience has shown the work of the Alliance is crucial to developing Stockport for the benefit of businesses and residents alike. Even small contributions by members can have a long-lasting impact for many.
Members of the Alliance get involved and contribute, through some of the following key areas of our work:
- Providing strong joint governance and oversight of the Economic Plan, ensuring it remains agile to meet the needs of local businesses in response to changes in the economy. The Economic Plan forms part of the One Stockport Borough Plan and aims to grow, create and deliver a thriving future for Stockport, framing and supporting economic growth to 2030.
- Responding to consultation on issues that will enable the vision for Stockport’s economy to become a reality, through the implementation of ideas and innovative approaches. Recent discussions have centred on topics such as the Stockport’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic, investment and development plans for the town centre, Stockport’s response to the climate emergency, funding bids to support regeneration, town centre activity and promotion and support for local recruitment and training initiatives.
- Supporting activity that relates to a specific knowledge, expertise or interest. An example may be providing placements for apprenticeship opportunities, supporting and responding to the climate change agenda, mentoring business start-ups, or championing the Good Employment Charter.
- Representing the Economic Alliance at events, or participating in working groups that come together to drive forward the implementation of projects or initiatives, enabling those with specialist knowledge or interest in a particular sector (e.g. digital) to become more involved in a specific part of the Economic Plan