Our ambition is to become and “Enterprise Capital of Europe” delivering increased business density, growth and employment.

Liverpool City Region has a diverse and resilient business community in a wide range of sectors, however we require a coherent approach to the wide range of factors that impact on business formation, survival, investment and growth.

To create a dynamic enterprise ecosystem, we have identified a series of ambitions and initiatives

Build an enterprise culture

  • Develop comprehensive programmes in schools and colleges to raise business awareness, interest and skills in young people
  • Ensure a supply of suitable business property in attractive environments

Develop more businesses

  • Provide mentoring and peer-to-peer support
  • Increase business opportunities through local procurement and procurement-ready initiatives
  • Develop a unified approach to inward investment

Help businesses to grow

  • Further develop our local growth hub
  • Support business to access new markets, supply chain opportunities, finance and innovation support

Develop the workforce

  • Provide training programmes to meet the skills needs of growth businesses
  • Develop business leadership and management skills
  • Encourage businesses, where required, to improve business processes and efficiencies

Our approach will be integrated into work in the City Region’s key growth sectors. For each sector our ambition is to raise productivity and accelerate growth through investment in facilities, infrastructure, networks, people and innovation. Our key growth sectors are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Digital and Creative
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Low Carbon Energy
  •  Maritime and Logistics
  •  Visitor Economy