Phase 1 of the deep dive research was published in October 2016. It provides an analysis of economic issues and opportunities across GM to better understand how all parts of the conurbation can have a strong and positive economic function to support future growth and to maximise the ability of all residents to share in its benefits.
The research provides a set of detailed sector reviews looking at nine key sectors of Greater Manchester’s economy, covering Manufacturing; Business, Finance and Professional Services; Digital and Creative; Industries; Health and Social Care (including Health Innovation); Low Carbon Goods and Services; Logistics; Retail and Wholesale Distribution; Hospitality, Tourism and Sport; and Construction.
The analysis within these reports uses sub-local authority geographies (e.g. super output areas or wards) wherever possible to give an understanding of the ‘real’ and ‘local’ footprint of opportunities and challenges in these sectors, presented in the context of GM, northern, UK and international factors that will influence and shape growth. A summary report also draws together the sector findings, set in a wider Greater Manchester economic and demographic context, and draws out the key messages and implications for the city region.