Leaders of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP) are to unveil their blueprint for the future of the city-region economy in an online event.
The GM LEP Economic Vision launch will outline the city-region’s ambitions for a ‘fairer, greener, growing economy’ in Greater Manchester that will prioritise innovation, sustainable growth and addressing inequality.
The event will take place at 11am on Wednesday 18th November and provide an opportunity for local business leaders to learn more about the plan and how they can participate.
GM LEP Co-Chairs, Lou Cordwell and Mo Isap, and GMCA Portfolio Lead for Business and Economy and Leader of Stockport Council, Cllr Elise Wilson, will speak on the webinar. They will outline how Greater Manchester can attract research and development investment and drive innovation, while tackling inequality and encouraging diversity.
Attendees can register to attend the webinar via the GM LEP website.
Lou Cordwell, GM LEP Co-Chair, said:
While the LEP and its partners remain dedicated to helping businesses navigate the difficult months ahead, we also think it is the right time to consider how we can improve our economy and our society.
“Living with Covid has given us the chance to pause, reflect and reimagine what comes next. We’re determined to build back better, and this event will see us set out our blueprint for how this can be achieved.”
Mo Isap, GM LEP Co-Chair, added:
Our vision is one of sustainable growth that works for all of Greater Manchester’s people and the planet. The plans we will outline are the first steps towards realising this.
“The vision plays to our sector strengths while leveraging the spirit of collaboration and heritage for innovation that have made Greater Manchester what it is today. We look forward to sharing it with the wider business community and inviting them to join us on the journey.”