In the performance spaces within Manchester’s Central Library, Manchester City Council Leader Richard Leese and council officials launch ‘The Manchester Strategy‘ on Wednesday afternoon. The document aims to build upon elements of Manchester’s successes during the 1990s and 2000s and focuses on the strategy and way forward for the city in the coming decade, well… until 2025.
The document aims to direct momentum towards the areas of the city’s economy, environment and society that can be encouraged locally including Trade Patterns, Climate Change, Labour and Housing Markets, Welfare and Public Sector Cuts and the cherry on Manchester’s political cake; Devolution.
The document states that ‘by 2025 we must be a world class city with:
- a competitive, dynamic, sustainable economy channelling our distinctive strengths in science, advanced manufacturing, creative and digital
- highly skilled, enterprising, industrious people
- national and international connectivity
- climate change impacts being limited
- residents from all backgrounds that feel safe, can aspire, be successful and live well
- a welcoming atmosphere, that’s clean, attractive, rich in culture, and outward looking.’