Advancing the City Region
With a global perspective, brand and exceptional economic potential, Liverpool City Region is one of the UK’s leading business and visitor destinations. We are at the centre of the UK’s second largest regional economy, worth more than £149 billion and with 266,000 businesses and six million potential customers.
Home to global Fortune 500 companies and a large, diverse base of innovative SMEs and start-ups, businesses are attracted to the region by market opportunities, a low cost base, international connectivity and an outstanding quality of life.
Liverpool City Region is ranked #1 in the UK for both entrepreneurship and business growth and is renowned for cutting edge technology and R&D, topping the Northern league table for business innovation. There is no shortage of talent in the region, with six million people within the travel to work catchment and 12 universities producing nearly 80,000 graduates per year.
More than £10bn commercial investment is planned over the next 20 years to take the city region to a new level, Liverpool City Region offers investors possibilities across a broad range of industry sectors including financial and professional services, renewable energy, digital and creative industries, advanced manufacturing and engineering, life sciences, logistics and leisure. Major investors include BNY Mellon, Siemens, Sony, Unilever, Jaguar Land Rover, Astra Zeneca and Maersk.
Over the last decade the scale and quality of physical investment has been of international significance – and in the coming years the region will deliver some of the UK’s most ambitious development and infrastructure schemes: Liverpool2 deep water terminal, Liverpool and Wirral Waters waterfront, Mersey Gateway, New Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Health Campus, Edge Lane Retail Park and the transformation of North Liverpool. These have a development value in excess of £10bn.
Your next move
Invest Liverpool and our city region partners are ready to support you with your investment plans. We can provide comprehensive, free of charge advice and support from initial enquiry through to delivery of your project, providing a soft landing for your business.
You can find out more about business and investment opportunities in Liverpool City Region, by visiting our stand at Exhibition Centre Liverpool throughout IFB2016.
Join our free city region investment tours
Maximise your time spent at IFB2016 by joining our free specially commissioned and unique investor tours of the city region. These tours will highlight some of the innovative, world-class companies we have on our doorstep, alongside unique R&D facilities in key sectors. We’ll be running tours throughout the Festival.
Tours will start daily at 12:45 from the main Exhibition Centre Liverpool, and will return in time to catch each day’s Blue Skies Event in the same venue. Tours are completely free of charge, but we’re anticipating a high demand, so please register early.
T: +44 (0) 151 600 2900