The Natural History Museum's famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus, has been enthralling and exciting thousands of visitors at Number One Riverside, in Rochdale since February.
The borough is blessed with major employers like JD Sports but there’s also a vibrant ecosystem of start-ups and SMEs that contribute hugely to the placemaking agenda.
In the UK, manufacturing makes up 11% of GVA, 44% of total UK exports, 70% of business R&D, and directly employs 2.6 million people.
Among the crowd at Saturday's Rochdale v Newcastle United match was Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, who took the opportunity to highlight the good work taking place in Rochdale.
Rochdale Development Agency’s fifth monthly roundtable in Littleborough asked businesses what they wanted to see in 2020.
Much has been written about Rochdale’s £80m Riverside retail and leisure development, which will be opened next year, but it’s only one very important piece of a bigger jigsaw.
It’s a little over five years since the then Chancellor George Osborne delivered his famous Northern Powerhouse speech at Manchester’s Science & Industry Museum.
Five years ago next month, Steve Rumbelow became the chief executive of Rochdale Borough Council, after holding a similar role at Burnley Council.
Rochdale Development Agency hosted a roundtable of local businesses and asked them why they felt Rochdale was a destination for business.
In its strictest sense successful placemaking creates spaces to promote people’s health, happiness and wellbeing – but that’s not the only definition.