The Liverpool City Region is governed by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA), led by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, and made up of the leaders and mayor of its six constituent local authorities – Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral and Liverpool.
The Combined Authority is working to grow the economy and attract more residents and businesses to live, work, visit or invest in the Liverpool City Region.
Devolution has given the city region the opportunity to make its own decisions and build its own future, one which delivers prosperity for all of its 1.5 million residents.
By working together across the six councils it has already achieved a great deal, attracting more than one billion pounds of additional investment in transport, skills, economic development and housing.
And it is already making major investments to support the creation of 5,000 local jobs, 2,000 apprenticeships and 25,000 new homes by 2020.
The Combined Authority’s key priority is to provide the conditions to allow businesses to thrive, ensuring inclusive growth that benefits everyone.
That is why the Combined Authority was happy to invest £5m to support the International Business Festival, which is such an important event for the city region, offering businesses a host of opportunities to develop leads, boost knowledge and network with an international audience of up to 30,000 buyers, innovators and investors.