Stockport Economic Alliance

1. Overview

Stockport Economic Alliance brings together the borough’s major employers, all of which are committed to ensuring Stockport remains a strong and effective business location for the benefit of current and future generations.

Central to the Alliance’s work is ensuring positive economic outcomes emerge from the Stockport Economic Development Strategy (PDF 1.9Mb), which it oversees. The strategy’s vision is to ‘build on Stockport’s position as a growth economy in Greater Manchester, connecting residents and businesses to more opportunities, and providing an ideal environment to start, grow and locate a business.’

The Alliance meet to review and drive economic progress, consider issues and encourage change. Members are actively involved in a range of initiatives across the borough including Meet the Buyer events, The Stockport Business Awards, Gander and CSR initiatives.

The Economic Development Strategy (PDF 1.9Mb) is currently being refreshed and is due to be published in early 2018. In the meantime the existing strategy and action plan remain both relevant and active.