GMCA was formed in 2011 as a partnership of the ten Greater Manchester councils who work with other local services to improve the Greater Manchester region. GMCA has formal powers and responsibilities set out in law, and has its own budget and staff to work full-time on the objectives of driving economic growth and reforming public services.
The GMCA is run jointly by the leaders of the 10 councils and the ‘interim’ Greater Manchester mayor, and works with various public, private and voluntary partner organisations to drive transport, health and wellbeing, planning, and housing projects across Greater Manchester. In 2017, Greater Manchester will have a fully elected mayor with more powers and responsibilities.
The links below provide a variety of information about the role and actions of the GMCA: