Following the release of IPPR North's City Systems report, GM Mayor Tony Lloyd said;
“I welcome this report from IPPR North. It proves that for Greater Manchester to succeed; all of our towns and cities must thrive.
“Every part of Greater Manchester has its strengths and by working together we can build on these and create a better GM.
“Increasing connectivity across GM and improving local skills provision are priorities for me. This report sets out just how vital issues like these are to the success of Greater Manchester.
“While this will be a challenge it will be a challenge that we will rise to and deliver on for people in GM.”