7 May, 2009
Having been declared one of the world’s best performing investment promotion agencies in a recent benchmarking exercise*, MIDAS, Manchester’s Investment and Development Agency, is now reaching out to even more of the city region’s businesses with its free and confidential support services.
Building on its success, MIDAS is keen to work with as many firms as it can to help them safeguard and grow their business and reinforce Manchester’s reputation as a leading global business destination.
MIDAS continues to work closely with both foreign-owned and indigenous companies within the city region, as well as engaging firms with Greater Manchester links in key international markets such as the US, Europe, India, China and Japan.
An example of MIDAS’ ongoing work in this area focuses the attention on the 37 Japanese firms with a presence in Greater Manchester. MIDAS’ approach is to work with the company both within the city region and at their Japanese headquarters, adding as much value as possible to any consolidation or expansion plans.
Working closely with the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and other city region agencies, MIDAS is able to advise firms on financial schemes available and support in the application process for grants and incentives, along with providing recruitment and property solutions for both existing and potential investors across our ten local authority areas of Greater Manchester.
To find out more about how MIDAS can support your organisation please contact the Business Development Team 0161 877 3000
*GDP Global Development (GDP) – IPA Performance Benchmarking Programme 2007/8. MIDAS was rated in the Top 10 Best Performing Investment Promotion Agencies in the world, along with the likes on Investment New Zealand, Invest in France, IDA Ireland and Scottish Development International. From a business survey of more than 200 similar agencies worldwide. The programme analyses the handling of enquiries, marketing strategies and investment materials and the level of service offered to investors.