The Mersey Dee Alliance (MDA) was born out of the recognition of shared economic, social and environmental interests across the West Cheshire, Wirral and North East Wales area.
A new Partnership was formed in April 2007, which now comprises the local authorities of Cheshire West and Chester, Chester University, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Glyndwr University, Wirral, Wrexham, and the Welsh Assembly Government and Merseytravel, built from a strong foundation of joint working since the 1990's.
The North East Wales / West Cheshire / Wirral area is unique in the UK as a major economic area divided by a national boundary. The area has a great diversity of businesses and a metro economy as well as a large rural hinterland and coastal commuter belt and is a major contributor to the UK economy.
The partnership recognises that the area represents a single economic sub-region with a population of close to 1 million which is divided by a national boundary.
Partners agree to work together on common strategic interests to ensure a sustainable future the for the area, and facilitate a coherent approach to social, economic and environmental issues.
The MDA addresses the strategic, cross-boundary issues that affect the area as a whole so as not to duplicate local activity and to ensure it creates added value.