Offering access to 7.2 million people within a one-hour drive including over 100,000 students, Greater Manchester is home to a diverse and highly skilled workforce.
Supported by renowned universities and a strong and collaborative skills strategy, Greater Manchester is rich in the talent and specialist skills that businesses need to thrive.
New devolution powers will also help bring education and industry closer together, placing an emphasis on academic links and vocational education. This will give local people of all ages the chance to access a diverse range of careers and job functions.
The city region is recognised as being a leading global business destination and is fast becoming a magnet for attracting international talent. Alongside nurturing a workforce of the future, there will be opportunities to boost skills and add to a varied, qualified and sustainable skills pool.
People live within a one-hour drive
Students across five universities
High quality graduates each year