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Attracting Investment

As well as working with businesses already based here we seek to attract inward investment targeting Manchester’s priority international markets and sectors.  We create commercial propositions for businesses demonstrating why Greater Manchester is the most effective location for their transforming and globally expanding business.  Upon choosing Manchester we assist businesses to find property, talent, research and embed them in local networks, to ensure that businesses coming into Greater Manchester have a successful and sustainable presence.

The businesses within the group that support this work are:


MIDAS is Manchester’s award winning inward investment agency. Its strategic aim is to secure significant levels of new investment and employment for Greater Manchester.

Manchester-China Forum

The Manchester-China Forum is a business-led initiative aimed at developing relationships and increasing Greater Manchester’s commercial connectivity with China.

Marketing Manchester

Marketing Manchester is the agency charged with promoting Manchester on the national and international stage, also encompassing the tourism board for the city.

Department for International Trade

Department for International Trade, with its team of expert advisers located across the globe, can help you fulfill your international ambitions.