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Greater Manchester working on Local Industrial Strategy

Greater Manchester is consulting on plans for a Local Industrial Strategy for the city region, with a public survey open until 25 November.

Greater Manchester is consulting on plans for a Local Industrial Strategy for the city region, with a public survey open until 25 November.

As one of three ‘trailblazer’ areas in the UK, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is working collaboratively with government to develop an economic strategy that will build upon the national Industrial Strategy whilst reflecting Greater Manchester’s specific needs and concerns.

In particular, the Local Industrial Strategy will set out how the GMCA will build on Greater Manchester’s unique strengths and opportunities, and capitalise on the creativity of local people, to create a digitally-enabed, green city region.

As well as advice from a panel of independent experts, the GMCA wants to hear from businesses, residents and anyone with an interest in Greater Manchester’s future growth and prosperity.

An online survey is gathering views on how to shape Greater Manchester’s future economy, looking specifically at:

  • What the main focus of the strategy should be
  • What Greater Manchester’s globally competitive strengths and growth assets are
  • What support is needed to grow the local economy
  • How to ensure all residents can access opportunities
  • How to capitalise on global opportunities such as decarbonisation and digitalisation

The survey will close on Sunday 25 November, with the final strategy due to be agreed in March 2019.

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