Economy: Research

Economy Research

We undertake a variety of analysis to inform the development of strategy and policy, including: economic assessment of Greater Manchester’s economy, tracking and monitoring economic performance – for example the Greater Manchester Brexit Monitor, local economic impact assessment, wider analysis of key sectors across Greater Manchester’s Economy, trade and export analysis and business segmentation.

The Greater Manchester Forecasting Model

The Greater Manchester Forecasting Model consists of forecasts for all ten districts in the conurbation. Greater Manchester's Economy 2018 - Analysis of the city region's economy,including analysis of the labour market and key economic sectors.

Greater Manchester and Brexit

Ensuring Greater Manchester firms and labour market are able to absorb the disruption caused by Brexit and take advantage of any opportunities.

Greater Manchester Business Survey

This is a Greater Manchester-wide survey to understand current and future economic performance by local businesses and to identify the opportunities and barriers to growth they face.

Brexit Monitors

These briefings monitor the economy post the EU Referendum to assess the impact of this landmark decision on Greater Manchester and the North West. We have one set for Greater Manchester and another for the North West.

Manchester Independent Economic Review (MIER)

This consisted of a commission of prominent economists and business leaders, supported by a policy advisory group and secretariat, with responsibility for commissioning high-quality evidence-based
research to inform decision-makers in Greater Manchester. You can visit the Mier website here.

Travel to Work Patterns in Greater Manchester

This briefing particularly focuses on where the Greater Manchester workforce travel from and how far they travel, preferred modes of transport and recent changes in commuting behaviours.