The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority jointly own the Greater Manchester Strategy.

The strategy sets out our vision that by 2020 the Manchester city region will have pioneered a new model for sustainable economic growth based around a more connected, talented and greener city region, where all our residents are able to contribute to and benefit from sustained prosperity and a good quality of life. It will also inform the development of our Local Industrial Strategy which will outline a set of long-term policy priorities to help guide industrial development and provide a joint plan for good jobs and growth in Greater Manchester.

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We set out how we will deliver this in our Greater Manchester Growth and Reform Plan. It focuses on five key priorities:

Securing Greater Manchester and the North West’s place as a major centre for Life Sciences

Enhancing further education facilities to create more apprenticeships and maximise skills investment

Major investment in public transport and highways

Reforming public services so that they reduce duplication and are designed around the needs of residents

Providing effective business support services