Greater Manchester Growth Plan

The Greater Manchester Growth Plan has been produced by the Greater Manchester Economic Advisory Panel. The Panel were asked to reflect on the radically-changed economic circumstances since the Manchester Independent Economic Review (MIER) and then the Greater Manchester Strategy (GMS) were written, to help advise on the best routes to recovery and sustainable economic growth for Greater Manchester.

Its primary purpose is to help drive the polity – local, central government, business – towards the decisions the evidence suggests need to be taken to help drive economic growth. The Growth Plan includes 10 hard hitting recommendations for steps by public and private sector partners in Manchester and national Government to accelerate economic growth.

The Plan was launched in Westminster on the 12th March 2012. Speakers at the event included Jim O’Neill (Goldman Sachs, and the Panel’s Chair), Danny Alexander (Chief Secretary to the Treasury), Greg Clark (Minister for Cities) and Lord Peter Smith (Chair of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority).

The Greater Manchester Growth Plan summary report is available to download here (1003kb)

The evidence base is available from here (8136kb)

Information on the role of the Economic Advisory Panel is available here

For further information please contact Hannah Hatton on 0161 237 4257 or email