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:


Our award-winning inward investment agency - MIDAS seeks to secure significant levels of new investment and employment for Greater Manchester.

Manchester-China Forum

Established in 2013 by former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, Manchester China Forum is a special purpose vehicle for driving forward the Manchester-China relationship.

Marketing Manchester

Marketing Manchester does what it says on the tin - promoting Manchester to both the wider UK and internationally.

Department for International Trade

With its team of expert advisers located across the globe, the Department for International Trade can help your business fulfil its international ambitions.