The Greater Manchester Combined Authority – GMCA – is seeking help from businesses in developing our Local Industrial Strategy – a joint plan with Government that will seek to capitalise on our city-region’s assets and opportunities to create good jobs and growth for Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester is a world-renowned centre of industry, innovation, enterprise and creativity. Developing a local industrial strategy is an exciting opportunity to build on our pioneering history and drive our city-region forward as a global economic powerhouse.
As one of just three ‘trailblazer’ areas in the UK, GMCA are working collaboratively with government to develop our local industrial strategy. It will be a joint plan for creating exciting, well-paid jobs in new industries, and up-skilling and increasing competitiveness in our high employment sectors. It will set out how the region will build on our unique strengths and opportunities, and capitalise on the creativity of our people, to create a digitally-enabled, green city-region.
It will provide a framework for aligning local and national decision-making and investment – including the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Industrial Strategy Challenge Funding, Greater Manchester Investment Funds, and Sector Deals – to create a more inclusive economy where all residents can contribute to, and benefit from, growth.
Due to be agreed in March 2019, our local industrial strategy will build on the current Greater Manchester Strategy and the Government’s modern industrial strategy and will be grounded in a robust evidence base, currently being developed by leading experts through the Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review.
We want to hear from everyone with an interest in Greater Manchester’s future growth and prosperity, including businesses, business representative organisations, universities, colleges and schools, the community and voluntary sector, and residents. Please share this consultation with anyone you think will be interested.
Your views will help the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the Combined Authority, and the Government to shape the future of the city-region’s economy, by specifically looking at:
- What the main focus of our local industrial strategy should be
- What our globally competitive strengths and main growth assets are
- What support is needed to grow the economy
- How we ensure all residents can access opportunities
- How we capitalise on the opportunities created by global changes such as decarbonisation and digitalisation
It will take around 20 minutes to complete this survey.
Have Your Say
The consultation is due to close on 25th November.
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For further details please contact Nick Fairclough, Strategy Team, Greater Manchester Combined Authority – Tel 07734 275 746