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Research: Digital

Digital Research

We provide robust research to inform the development of strategy and policy to firmly establish our region as the UK’s number one digital city. Examples of this include our “deep dive” assessment of the digital and creative sector, evidence to underpin the Greater Manchester Digital Strategy.


The home of Greater Manchester mapped data. MappingGM provides a range of maps that you can use to explore Greater Manchester’s housing, planning, infrastructure, digital connectivity, socio-economic and demographic data. The maps are open for you to use, and most of the data used is freely available to download.