This plan, published in July 2021, is set in the context of new beginnings.
The re-election of Steve Rotheram as the City Region’s Metro Mayor commenced a new Mayoral term with a clear mandate, and an ambitious Manifesto to deliver on.
We also welcomed a new Chief Executive, Katherine Fairclough, who is building on the achievements of the previous four years to deliver the step change needed to deliver in an increasingly challenging world.
Together, we are all still adapting – in some way – to the changes brought about by a global pandemic. As an organisation, we must embrace the challenge and opportunity that change will bring as we continue to deliver for the 1.6m people who we serve.
Liverpool City Region is made up of six local authorities and is home to 1.6 million residents. We are a diverse and welcoming region, proud of our cultural vibrancy, internationally recognised brand and the significant economic progress of the previous decade.
The City Region has emerged as an internationally popular visitor destination and developed unique strengths in ground-breaking areas of advanced manufacturing and material science, health and life sciences and infectious disease control, and digital creative and high-performance computing.
Long-standing roots in social innovation have flourished into a thriving social economy with a persistent focus on improving society and the City Region is positioning itself at the forefront of clean growth with ambitious plans for a net-zero carbon economy.
We must nurture these strengths as they will be so important to moving us towards our vision for the City Region.
We recognise that we cannot achieve this vision alone, but by working collaboratively, by listening to the businesses and communities we serve, and by convening the strength of our partners to deliver on our shared ambitions. This will be fundamental to our success as a Combined Authority.
Together, we can achieve our vision: for a fairer, stronger, cleaner City Region where nobody is left behind.