With the second highest income per head in England outside London, Cheshire and Warrington is taking its wealth of investment opportunities to the world’s premier investment conference next month.

MIPIM (Marche International de Professonels d’Immobilier) is held annually in Cannes, France, now in its 28th year, taking place 13-17 March 2017. For details of Cheshire and Warrington’s full programme of events click here.

Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), together with its local authority partners, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington councils, is leading a delegation of private sector partners to promote the area’s economic success, along with its major investment opportunities including:

The Cheshire Science Corridor and the recently launched Enterprise Zone, an investment opportunity covering 100 hectares with the potential to attract up to 20,000 jobs and 500 businesses.

• The Northern Gateway Development Zone, an investment area capitalising on the Government’s once-in-a-lifetime investment in HS2, spanning Cheshire and the North of Staffordshire including Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe and the A500 corridor. It will deliver more than 100,000 new homes and 120,000 new jobs by 2040.

• Chester’s £100 Central Business Quarter, a commercial regeneration scheme spanning 7.5 acres next to Chester Rail Station. It will see 500,000 sq ft of land transformed into a new business destination creating 3,500 jobs bringing more than £96m to Chester’s economy by 2028.

• Opportunities in Chester, Crewe, Warrington and other areas, along with other aspects of the region such as its unrivalled quality of places and its position as home to the top three places to live in Property Week’s Hot Housing Survey 2016.

The delegation is being supported by 17 private sector organisations that are promoting their schemes and seeking international partnerships:

Christine Gaskell, Chair of Cheshire and Warrington LEP, said: “As one of the country’s most successful economies, the scale of investment opportunities in Cheshire and Warrington is huge.

“From the Cheshire Science Corridor, to the opportunities that HS2 will bring to Crewe, along with the growth potential of great locations such as Chester and Warrington, there has never been a better time to invest in Cheshire and Warrington.

“MIPIM is the largest gathering of the property sector in the world, and so offers an ideal opportunity to showcase the very best of what our area has to offer, and position our economy alongside other major players in the country.”

Mike Horner, regional director at Muse Developments, said: “We are very proud to join the Cheshire and Warrington LEP, to showcase One City Place and the wider City Place scheme at MIPIM 2017.

“The ultimate goal of City Place and Chester’s Central Business Quarter is to drive investment into the city, bring new jobs and promote Chester as a great place to do business. Muse Developments will ultimately invest more than £120m into the city over the next 15 years, including the £17m already invested into One City Place. This investment is creating a real sense confidence in the market and is giving Chester a new business destination to be proud of.”

Mike Horner, regional director at Muse Developments said: “We are very proud to join Cheshire and Warrington LEP to showcase the huge opportunities offered by Cheshire and Warrington as development location.

“For Muse, it gives us a significant platform to showcase why we’re investing in Cheshire, and showcase some of our major schemes including One City Place and the wider City Place Scheme.

“The ultimate goal of City Place and Chester’s Central Business Quarter is to drive investment into the city, bring new jobs and promote Chester as a great place to do business. Muse Developments will ultimately invest more than £120m into the city over the next 15 years, including the £17m already invested into One City Place. This investment is creating a real sense confidence in the market and is giving Chester a new business destination to be proud of.”

Cheshire and Warrington’s MIPIM stand is Palais P-1 L66. Keep up to date with all the latest news by following #CheshireMIPIM.