North Manchester is a vibrant area with a young and diverse population proud of where they live. Its proximity to the vibrant and growing city centre, with the opportunity it represents, is something all North Manchester residents should be able to benefit from.
The area also faces significant challenges. North Manchester has some of the highest rates of health, income and employment deprivation anywhere in the countrry.
The effects of this deprivation are significant, leading to high rates of poverty, low rates of school-readiness, low numbers of children achieving expected education outcomes, and high numbers of adults out of work and with few qualifications.
Health outcomes are particularly poor and are exacerbated by poor living conditions within low-quality private-rented accommodation. Although vibrant and diverse, the voluntary and community sector is not as well developed as in other parts of the city.
However, North Manchester is embarking on a potentially transformational period of major investment, with a total value of over £4.5billion during 2020 - 2035. The significance of this investment pipeline cannot be overstated.
So, if ever there was a place that needed extra support and where local residents and businesses need help to prepare them to take advantage of some of the future benefits, it is North Manchester.
And that is why employers are coming together in the North Manchester Business Network – they want to help make North Manchester a more prosperous, inclusive, healthy and sustainable place to live, learn and work.