We’re freeing up good-quality land, and making it easier to build new homes and to offer new jobs - helping create environments where people want to live and work.
There are 105,000 companies in our area. But we want more! We make it easier to set up a new enterprise, and help existing businesses develop and grow.
We are using new ways to support people with difficult and complex lives: identifying problems early, helping them tackle those problems, and learning from their experiences to support others.
We're building more Metrolink tram lines, overhauling bus travel, and improving road and rail networks. We're making walking and cycling safer and more attractive too.
By helping businesses, residents and public organistaions get more energy-efficient, we're reducing Greater Manchester's carbon footprint and making the most of the area's energy and resources.
We're making it easier for organisations to get funding for projects that will help grow the Greater Manchester economy.
Our Police and Crime Commisioner (PCC) keeps our police service accountable. He sets crime-tackling priorities, and decides how much council tax should contribute to the service.
Through high-impact marketing, and a strong tourism infrastructure, we're encouraging people from all over the world to visit, study, work and do business in Greater Manchester.
We're tackling unemployment and helping people develop work-related skills. By engaging employers, education and government agencies, we're helping bridge the skills gap.
We're getting more control of health spending. It means we can plan for greater prosperity, better health and a good quality of life for Greater Manchester people.
We couldn't do all this on our own. So we commission a number of other partner organisations and bodies to help us deliver specific tasks. For example we can use the expertise of a training-provider to deliver skills-training that helps people back into work.