Greater Manchester's Local Industrial Strategy

Good Jobs and Growth - Greater Manchester's Local Industrial Strategy

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), the GM Local Enterprise Partnership and the UK Government have agreed and jointly published one of the country's first modern local industrial strategies.

The Greater Manchester Local Industrial Strategy outlines a set of long-term policy priorities to help guide industrial development and provides a plan for good jobs and growth in Greater Manchester. The Strategy was co-designed with business, the community, the voluntary and social enterprise sector and citizens. A comprehensive consultation exercise was undertaken, including a 6-week formal consultation.

The Strategy builds on the national Industrial Strategy, published in Autumn 2017, and ‘Our People, Our Place’ – the Greater Manchester Strategy.

Greater Manchester local industrial strategy - front cover

The Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review

Greater Manchester’s commitment to basing strategic choices on the highest quality evidence available has been re-affirmed by the Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review. Led by a panel of independent leading experts, the Review developed the evidence on which the Local Industrial Strategy is based.

The panel members were:

  • Professor Diane Coyle: Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge, and Chair of the Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review
  • Stephanie Flanders: Head of Bloomberg Economics
  • Professor Ed Glaeser: Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Professor Mariana Mazzucato: Professor in the Economics of Innovation, University College London
  • Professor Henry Overman: Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics, and Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
  • Darra Singh: Government and Public Sector Lead at Ernst and Young (EY)

Ten years on from the path-breaking Manchester Independent Economic Review (MIER), it provides a fresh understanding of what needs to be done to improve productivity and drive prosperity across the city-region.