The Council and democracy Manchester Digital Strategy 2021 – 2026

Manchester is home to a vibrant and thriving digital sector that plays an increasingly important role in the success of our city by providing opportunities for our residents and attracting investment that drives sustainable growth. 

This Digital Strategy will ensure that the city continues to support, sustain and grow our digital ecosystem, while strengthening its connection with the people, organisations and services that call Manchester home. It provides the foundation for us to achieve our aim of being a world-class digital city by 2026, supporting and contributing to the objectives set out in the Our Manchester Strategy. 

The strategy is built on the wider ambition of the city to create a more sustainable, inclusive and diverse economy that benefits all our residents. The action plan to deliver on this is structured under four themes: Smart People, Digital Places, Future Prosperity and Sustainable Resilience. These actions will make sure people have the right digital skills and training opportunities, that we have the right network access and infrastructure, that we can attract investment and create the conditions for growth, and that we are able to use digital to support our journey towards being a zero-carbon city by 2038. 

Together, we can achieve our vision for Manchester’s digital future. 

Cllr Bev Craig 

Leader of Manchester City Council 

Read and download the Manchester Digital Strategy 2021 – 2026 offline PDF 

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