||<p>In 2016 the Department for International Trade (DIT) established a dedicated taskforce
to deliver bespoke activity to attract foreign investment into the Northern Powerhouse.
This activity includes: full profiling of the offer in key sectors for the region
and showcasing these at events overseas; working with DIT’s overseas network, and
local partners across the North, to deliver bespoke activity to promote the region
as a destination for investment; international promotion of a portfolio of Northern
capital investment opportunities; and provision of funding for the account management
of existing foreign investors by local partners.</p>