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Liverpool City RegionTransforming our economy

Dave Moorcroft

Director of Economic Development

The Mersey Partnership

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Liverpool City Region
  • Transforming our economy
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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)
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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
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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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