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The Northern Powerhouse: Boosting Economic Growth

Downtown in Business is delighted to have teamed up with the Institute of Government & Public Policy to allow all DIB members and stakeholders an exclusive opportunity to access IGPP’s Northern Powerhouse event that will take place online on Thursday 6th October 2022.


City Outlook – Manchester

As 2022 gets underway, the Downtown in Business team look at the political outlook and its potential impact on the business and the economy in the forthcoming year in Manchester.


Growth without Gimmicks – what next for the Northern Powerhouse?

Governments like slogans – and in the north, having been used to the Powerhouse label since 2014, we are now trying to understand where we fit in the latest ‘levelling up’ agenda. We are left asking ourselves whether the Northern Powerhouse remains relevant, and perhaps more importantly whether it will leverage the strategic public investment we continue to critically need to maximise our potential. Here, Nicola Rigby, Principal at Avison Young shares her insights.