The jury is still out on economic drive
So what impact has the Northern Powerhouse had since its creation five years ago? There are mixed views.
Julia Bradley of Peel Ports says the jury is out on the Northern Powerhouse having any real impact in terms of inward investment, job creation and balancing the economy.
She said: “The initiative had a good profile for a while but it hasn’t yet gained the momentum we expected.
“The progress so far on rebalancing the economy has largely been through the efforts and investments of private companies such as ourselves;... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...