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Digital Strategy Priority 4: Creating and Scaling Digital Businesses

Creating and Scaling Digital Businesses

We’re encouraging and supporting businesses to start, grow or move to Greater Manchester, recognising the importance of the continued expansion of our digital, creative and tech sector and the opportunities this brings for our people.


  • Continue to transform business attitudes to financing growth, and facilitate investor confidence in innovative digital developments
  • Continue to support access to skilled individuals and help companies shape competitive employment offers to attract and retain staff
  • Drive investment in our high growth sectors and draw on the experience of successes like MediaCityUK
  • Continue to encourage and support businesses to have a global outlook and presence
  • Develop clear paths to growth and leadership, with training and peer to peer learning on overcoming business specific challenges for start ups and scale ups
  • Make Greater Manchester the most secure place to work and grow online in the UK, incorporating sustainable


  • Amplify (Growth Company)
  • Greater Connected (Growth Company)
  • Inward Investment (MIDAS)
  • ERDP-funded digital intiatives (GMCA)
  • Co-angel and investor support (Growth Company)
  • Creative Industry Scale-up Programme (Growth Company)
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