Digital Economy

We want to attract more digital and tech businesses to Stockport, grow our economy and generate well-paid, productive employment. We will be encouraging more digital start-ups and providing the space for digital businesses to collaborate and drive innovation.

Why are we doing this?

Key outcomes include:


  • More digital/ tech businesses, generating digital, well paid, productive employment
  • More digital start-ups, growing economy
  • Further variety and space for digital business to collaborate and drive innovation 

    How might we do this?

    • Develop “digital hub” for Stockport
    • Support Stockport’s Business and Innovation centres to have resources to host digital businesses
    • Leverage strategic partnerships across Greater Manchester
    • Further enable private investment in co-working, innovation space


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      What impact have we already made?

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