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Inclusive Growth - Opportunities and Challenges for Greater Manchester

23 Aug 2016 - 11:55 by helen.walker

The first report from the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit sets out the current picture of economic growth, inequality and poverty in Greater Manchester, and the potential that pursuing inclusive growth could bring. It also sets out the challenges to achieveing this such as persistant levels of poverty, a need for a stronger skills base and also asks if a 'more of the same' approach can really make the difference needed.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Lead member for Fairness, Equalities and Cohesion, Councillor Jean Stretton said in responding to the report: “The inclusive growth agenda is a key part of my new portfolio and I welcome this important report.”

“There are real positives for Greater Manchester in there but we understand there are big challenges we must tackle to improve life for people in every part of our city-region."

“The GMCA is already undertaking work to improve skills provision and training that matches the needs of local business, to help people find a home in an area where they want to live and create a world class transport system that connects all parts of GM. This work and much more will continue to improve peoples’ lives across the region.”

The Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit is a small team from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the University of Manchester.

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