Wirral’s future – Open to All
An Investment Strategy for Wirral
Together with our partners, Wirral Council is committed to encouraging focused and dynamic development while maintaining and enhancing Wirral’s unique character and high quality of life. The Investment Strategy will ensure Wirral continues to be a prosperous and sustainable place to invest in, live, work and visit.
Wirral is one of the six Local Authorities that form the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Combined Authority and is also a key partner within the LCR Local Enterprise Group. Working in partnership within these organisations supports the delivery of economic growth within the borough.
Wirral's Investment Strategy seeks to put in place the economic environment which is fundamental to the borough’s future prosperity and to achieving social equality. This will be achieved by working closely with the private sector to maximise the benefits of economic regeneration opportunities.
The Strategy aims to deliver a borough founded on a strong, vibrant economy with high levels of employment and to provide an environment to develop the skills needed to make Wirral a place where businesses can grow and choose to invest.
Driving growth and aspiration within the borough is one of Wirral's key priorities. The refreshed Investment Strategy (2015-2020) sets out projects and opportunities that, together with a strong focus on key sectors, will support the delivery of this growth.
Attracting inward investment into the borough will support the delivery of the Investment Strategy and help position Wirral as a leading, vibrant business location. The Council has developed investment opportunities and products that explicity target growth sectors and further information on this approach can be found on the Council's dedicated investment site.
The Council works with the Liverpool City Region Employment and Skills Board on skills priorities to ensure that the area's skills base reflects the future needs of employers. Further information on this can be found on www.lcrskillsforgrowth.org.uk.
The Investment Strategy board which is a partnership of the public and private sector, was set up to advise and promote the strategy; however, key decisions are made through the Council’s Cabinet.
Key documents are available to view and download:
- Wirral Investment Strategy 2015-2020
- Wirral Investment Strategy 2011-2016
- Wirral Economic Profile (November 2014)
- Supporting Wirral residents into work
- Wirral's Economic Profile 2011
- Enterprise Strategy
- Full Employment Strategy
- Employment and Enterprise Investment Framework
- Wirral Employment and Enterprise Investment Framework Phase 2 May 09
- Planning for Recovery
- Merseyside Rural Economy Action Plan
- Merseyside Rural Economy Action Plan - Summary
- Wirral Rural Economy Action Plan - Summary
- Liverpool City Region Employment and Skills Strategy and Commissioning Plan - Summary