Economic prospectus

Driving economic growth and sustainability in the borough

By 2035, Greater Manchester aims to be one of the world’s leading sub-regions, driving sustainable growth across a thriving north of England.

We intend to use Wigan’s unique position located between the main conurbations of Manchester and Liverpool to drive economic growth and prosperity within the borough.

We will also ensure that all who live here are able to take maximum advantage of the employment opportunities both within the borough and the wider region and enjoy an excellent quality of life.

The borough has significant land resources, which will be deployed to ensure that we have the capacity to accommodate significant levels of business and housing growth over the next 10 years. We are a confident, proactive and welcoming borough and will work with all to deliver this strategy.