Growth Sector Summaries

Advanced Manufacturing: Advanced manufacturing makes a vital contribution to the local and national economy. The sector, broadly defined, covers a wide range of activity including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, automotive, metal products, electronics and manufactured fuels.

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Digital and Creative: Digital and creative is vital for the City Region economy both as a discrete sector and as a skills set that is increasingly in demand by all businesses. Digital sector activities include computer programming and information services. Creative includes publishing, film and TV broadcasting, advertising, design and cultural education.

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Finance and Professional Services: The financial and professional services sector makes a substantial contribution to the City Region economy, both directly as a key source of employment and investment and also by providing specialist services to business across all sectors. The primary areas of business activity, within the sector, include accountancy; insurance; legal services; head office functions; and other professional occupations.

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Health and Life Sciences: The health and life sciences sector is an important source of world leading innovation and a major employer in the City Region. Linked to a large health and social care sector are globally important centres of life science research and development, alongside key pharmaceutical manufacturing activities. The combined resources, activity and specialist capacity within the sector positions the City Region as an international centre of excellence.

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Low Carbon and Energy: The low carbon energy sector has a strong presence in the Liverpool City Region as part of a growing international economy in clean energy production and the development of new technologies to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Within the City Region the sector strengths include marine energy, low carbon energy business and low carbon energy infrastructure.

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SuperPort: SuperPort Liverpool is a leading maritime and logistics sector offering multimodal access to and from the UK into global markets. The sector is an international hub for marine, road, air and rail freight transportation and a major UK centre for warehousing and logistics services.

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Visitor Economy: The rising international profile of Liverpool City Region as a cultural, business and leisure destination has led to growing numbers of jobs and has boosted investment. The Liverpool City Region sector definition includes hotel accommodation and food and beverage services, selected retail services, cultural and sports facilities and services.

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