We are an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to understanding and improving city economies. We do this by producing evidence-based research and events exploring key areas that affect UK economies.
In the latest city-by-city health check, we reflect on the government's intention to create a high wage, low welfare economy and look at which cities are likely to achieve this.
You can find city-by-city stats on our new data tool (beta).
Alexandra Jones writes in ConHome about this year's Cities Outlook, and how the Conservatives can deliver a high-wage low-welfare economy
Andrew Carter talks to the LSE's Tony Travers about his new book London's Boroughs at 50
Our toolkit aims to help organisations create and use Labour Market Intelligence in order to guide local employment policy. It presents UK and international case studies and best practices across the six key steps in local LMI development.
How increasing local tax-raising powers can incentivise cities to grow.
How can local areas use their public assets to support local economic growth and financial returns?
This year's Outlook has inspired wide-ranging debate among policy-makers, politicians and journalists.
What do businesses really think of devolution to city-regions?
Our annual health check of small and medium sized businesses across the UK's 64 largest cities.
Jobs in Southend are low-wage compared to other cities, but many residents commute to higher paid jobs elsewhere.