The Introduction of Mayoral Development Zones
In 2012, many cities across the country decided to elect a city mayor. These mayors were given more autonomy and power to make changes in the development of their cities. In both Liverpool and London, Mayoral Development Corporations were set up to support the mayor’s vision. After the election for the executive mayor in 2012, a wealth of changes to how these cities ran were introduced. Mayoral Development Zones were designated areas for investing from new funding and finance from Enterprise Zones and other sources. These areas are targeted for growth and regeneration in a range of investments from both the private and public sector.