About the Area

The Liverpool City Region has big ambitions, a global brand and great opportunities ahead.

We are establishing a truly world-class City Region where people increasingly want to live, visit, work and do business.

The Liverpool City Region covers the local authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.

Key facts about Liverpool City Region

  • Population of 1.5 million

  • 49,000 businesses

  • 600,000+ people employed

  • Economy worth £29.5 billion

Our strengths

  • Liverpool is world-famous with a city brand that is internationally recognised and held in high esteem - from New York to Shanghai.

  • A deep water river and estuary on the West Coast of Europe, offering easier, greener and cheaper access to the North of England, Scotland and even further afield, serving as a transit and logistics hub to ship and trade with the world.

  • A sporting, cultural and heritage offer that is second to none.

  • A world-renowned destination for business and leisure.

  • Our knowledge sector, represented by our Universities, Colleges and Research Facilities together with the entrepreneurial nature of the City Region’s residents, remind us that the Liverpool City Region was the birthplace of many industrial, commercial and social firsts. These include the commercial wet dock, the inter-city passenger railway and the longest underwater road tunnel.

  • Innovative and knowledge-intensive industries are increasing choosing to be based here, in large numbers.

  • Academic excellence within the City Region’s universities, hospitals and research centres helps attract and retain the most talented young people, who are fundamental to helping us adapt to future challenges and drive growth.

  • A rich variety of housing choice to suit all requirements - from luxury apartments, large family homes and historic buildings. There’s a great choice of locations too, from City Centre living to smaller towns and villages as well as rural and coastal settings.

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