Manchester’s State of the City 2017 report published

Manchester City Council has published its State of the City report, providing the first analysis of the progress of the Our Manchester Strategy.

The report, which sets out the vision for Manchester to be in the top flight of world-class cities by 2025, was formed after conversations and consultations with residents, volunteers, businesses and other local partners. It offers a vision of an economically, environmentally, socially and culturally thriving city.

Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: “The State of the City report gives our communities, the council and partners across the city an opportunity to take stock of Manchester’s undoubted progress, but also to consider those areas where we need to redouble our efforts in the years ahead. Our population and economy continue to grow impressively and we are rightly proud of Manchester’s reputation as an international, outward-looking city. However, we recognise that there is vital work to be done on a range of issues, including to improve residents’ health and skills and our environment.

“Through the Our Manchester approach, we are establishing new and stronger relationships between residents, the council and our partners, so that our collective knowledge, skills and efforts are focused on the ambition for Manchester to be a thriving city, offering well-paid work and fair chances, plus world-class connections, sport and culture for everyone.”

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