Cheshire and Warrington is strengthening its partnership with business by establishing a private sector-led steering group to help promote the region as a great place to invest.
The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which is responsible for determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs, has launched the group to help shape the region’s programme of events.
The LEP is seeking to bring more businesses together to discuss how they can work to promote the region’s economy and achieve the objective of growing it to £50bn per year by 2040.
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics at the end of last year revealed that Cheshire and Warrington’s economy grew by 6.1% during 2016 and is about to break the £30bn per annum barrier, with output per head more than 20% higher than the UK average.
At the current rate of progress Cheshire and Warrington could become the second largest economy in the North West this year.