We can't reach our ambitious vision for a prosperous, self-reliant Greater Manchester on our own.
So we have teamed up with various public, private and voluntary organisations. We have two types of partner:
The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is one of those major partners. It's a private sector-led voluntary board of business people and council representatives with a range of powers and responsibilities.
The LEP supports our businesses to adapt to changing demands and to be more outward-looking. It helps identify and develop the skills they need, and contributes to a commercial environment that attracts investors.
The LEP jointly owns the 'Stronger Together': the Greater Manchester Strategy which describes how we will use economic growth, and the reform of public services, to make the region self-reliant by 2020.
This is the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector support and development organisation covering the Greater Manchester city region.
The other major partners who are part of Greater Manchester's leadership team are: