Tuesday 5 March 2019

Even Greater Manchester: The London launch of the Independent Prosperity Review

The Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review was established to undertake a detailed and rigorous assessment of the current state, and future potential, of Greater Manchester’s economy. The review provides a major update of the city region’s economic evidence base providing lessons for policy makers across Greater Manchester, and for other city-regions across the UK with devolved powers of their own.

What needs to be done to improve productivity? What approach should national and local government take to forging a new Industrial Strategy? How can the public, private, and voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors come together to drive prosperity across the city-region?

At an event hosted by the Resolution Foundation at its Westminster offices, the chair of the review, Professor Diane Coyle, presented the key findings. A panel of experts involved in the review discussed how it should inform future policies and programmes in Greater Manchester, and what lessons can be other drawn for other city-regions, before taking part in an audience Q&A.