About MIDAS Greater Manchester's inward investment promotion agency
MIDAS is the inward investment promotion agency for Greater Manchester, with a strategic aim to secure significant levels of new investment for the city region to create and safeguard jobs.
This is achieved through the global business marketing of the city region's key sectors and the provision of an extensive package of free advice and assistance for potential investors and location consultants.
MIDAS has helped hundreds of businesses successfully relocate to or expand in Greater Manchester.
MIDAS offers a free and confidential package of services that are tailored to individual companies’ needs. The services MIDAS provide save companies money, time and effort.
By providing you with access to expert knowledge and local intelligence, MIDAS helps to de-risk your business investment and can ensure a faster and more successful relocation or expansion.
Support is available to both national and international firms of all sizes that are considering or wish to relocate to (or expand in) Greater Manchester, and includes:
- Investment case development including market intelligence and research
- Sourcing property solutions
- International market support
- Advice on recruitment and training
- Introductions to appropriate networks, suppliers, agencies and educational establishments
- Help you understand and navigate potential market opportunities
How is MIDAS Run?
MIDAS is wholly owned by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the economic development agency’s majority funder. Since 2017, funding has been supplemented by the public-private MIDAS Partnership.
MIDAS forms part of The Growth Company, which supports the growth and prosperity of Greater Manchester through the provision of services that will raise Greater Manchester’s profile, attract investment, help generate new business, support existing businesses to grow, and provide individuals with new skills and employment opportunities.
Two special purpose vehicles – Manchester China Forum and Manchester India Partnership – sit within MIDAS, helping to strengthen business, culture and tourism relationships between Greater Manchester and the two respective regions.
Rhys Whalley Managing Director
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