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Liverpool city region transforming our economy dave moorcroft director of economic development

Liverpool City RegionTransforming our economy

Dave Moorcroft

Director of Economic Development

The Mersey Partnership


Liverpool city region transforming our economy dave moorcroft director of economic development

  • Liverpool City Region

  • Transforming our economy


Liverpool city region transforming our economy dave moorcroft director of economic development

  • Introducing Liverpool City Region

  • 2 million people within travel to work area

  • 950,000 jobs

  • 40% of North West GVA, 34% of employment

  • Fast short term growth

    • - GVA growth consistently higher than UK and North West

    • - 50,000 new jobs by 2010

  • But key economic challenges

    • - Delivering a step change in economic performance

    • - High productivity and business density

    • - Matching employers skills demands

    • - Addressing areas of market failure (labour and housing)


  • Liverpool city region transforming our economy dave moorcroft director of economic development

    • Liverpool City Region – Strategic Proposals

    • “Regain our status as a premier European City Region by 2025. We will secure an internationally competitive economy and cultural offer; and outstanding quality of life; and vibrant communities contributing to and sharing in sustainable wealth creation”

    • Drivers of Change

    • Productivity – Skills, innovation & knowledge, enterprise, investment, infrastructure

    • Full employment

    • Quality of place and life


    Liverpool city region transforming our economy dave moorcroft director of economic development

    • Maximising our assets and opportunities

    • 5 key themes

      • Premier destination

        • Capital of Culture (£90million secured)

        • Mersey Waterfront (120km of enhancements to the Mersey / Dee Coastline)

        • Liverpool City Centre Regeneration (£2bn investment programme)

    • Well Connected

      • LJLA Airport Expansion (12.3 m.p.p.a. by 2030)

      • Port Growth Strategy (£80m deep sea container berth)

      • Mersey Gateway (£305million second Mersey crossing)

  • Superport potential (development of a national logistics hub)


  • Liverpool city region transforming our economy dave moorcroft director of economic development

    • Creative and Competitive

      • £500m of knowledge asset base investment (Liverpool science park, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, National Bio-manufacturing Centre)

      • Knowledge and innovation transfer (the Liverpool Research Alliance, Vaccine Research Centre)

      • 21st Century Business Environment

      • Developing key growth clusters

  • Talented and Able

    • City Region Skills and Employment Working Group

    • Sector Skills Agreement (Food, Maritime and ICT)

    • Mersey-Dee Alliance (linking people with employment)

    • Knowsley Skills and Employment Pilot

  • Sustainable Communities

    • City Region Housing Strategy (Newheartlands HMRI pathfinder)

    • Health Commission Research (linking health and employment)

    • Liveability Strategy (public space, crime, and social disorder)


  • Liverpool city region transforming our economy dave moorcroft director of economic development

    • How are we working together?

    • City-region collaboration on strategic themes

    • Northern Way Collaboration

    • Refinement of LCRDP in line with Northern Way Routemap

    • Alignment of Regional Spatial, Housing and Transport Strategies

    • Sub-regional activities

      • - Merseyside Action Plan (end of March 2006)


    Liverpool city region transforming our economy dave moorcroft director of economic development

    • Our Offer

    • Liverpool City Region’s Assets of National importance

      • – Liverpool’s international attack brand

      • – The best ever European Capital of Culture 2008

      • – A world class reception and gateway to the North for passengers and goods, through Liverpool City Region’s Port and Airport facilities and the Mersey Gateway.

      • – Our knowledge and innovation assets – vaccine research, zoonosis, environmental science, engineering design, digital design and digital content.


    Liverpool city region transforming our economy dave moorcroft director of economic development

    • Barriers/ Challenges

    • Requirement for new type of partnership with Government and some new enabling tools

    • Some re-ordering of national and regional priorities and re-focusing of resources

    • New and more effective ways of working with Government & between City Region partners


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