A poll commissioned by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has revealed optimism for Greater Manchester as a business location.
The survey showed that the region is perceived to be important in terms of inward investment, with three-quarters of UK companies rating it as a good location for this purpose.
Meanwhile, 65 per cent of national businesses and 77 per cent of Northwest firms rated the area as having a good quality workforce and 82 per cent of companies thought Greater Manchester had a good transport infrastructure.
NWDA spokesperson Peter Mearns said the research had revealed “strong levels of awareness” both within the northwest and in the UK as a whole for Greater Manchester and its “strengths as a business location”.
Last month, the Manchester Independent Economic Review stated that Greater Manchester has the greatest concentration of skilled employees outside London and also has excellent scale.