A clear vision and our strengths and assets give us a strong basis on which to further drive growth and productivity.
We do not underestimate these challenge but the prize is significant and our strategy is based on a strong evidence base. Delivering our goals could help the Marches achieve significant growth by 2038.
Be known as a place that is open for business, stands up for business and takes a pro-growth approach to business support.
A place that embraces new technology and improved connectivity to enable businesses and people to develop and succeed.
Attract more people to come, stay and build their careers and businesses in our fantastic region.
A place with significant natural and cultural resources that attracts people looking for a high-quality experience.
Digitally driven health and social care for dispersed populations, supporting healthy ageing and economic participation in later life.
From advanced manufacturing and cyber security, to development of agri-tech, environment and food production.
Enable residents from all communities to thrive and develop with quality jobs offering good wages, training and progression.
Encourage business, education and public organisations to work together making the Marches a great place to start and grow a business.
Grow our economy by £8.7bn to £23.8bn
Increase GVA per head to £29,425
Raise our population to £807,500
Build 54,400 new homes
Create 5,200 new businesses & 58,700 new jobs
Increase residents with Level 3+ qualifications to 60%
The Marches provides an outstanding business environment, offering both employers and staff the best of work and home life.Learn more