George Osborne is due to announce a £34.4m transport infrastructure package and a new enterprise zone for the university district.
High-speed fibre broadband will be offered to a further 39,000 homes and businesses in Greater Manchester by the end of March 2016, under a £15m partnership between eight local authorities and BT.
A pilot project to identify and map available sites suitable for growing food in Manchester is underway as part of the DataGM movement.
Peel has let a 32,000 sq ft unit at Michigan Park, Media City UK on a 15-year lease to technology start-up DataCentred.
Deloitte has announced key trends for the technology, media and telecoms sectors in 2013, predicting growth in the tablet and smartphone advertising market.