City Relationships: Economic Linkages in Northern city regions Hull and Humber Ports

Drawing on our City Relationships work in 2009, we investigated the economic relationships in Hull and Humber.

Report published on 2 September 2010 by

This study has drawn on the City Relationships concept and adapted it to the distinctive nature of Hull and Humber Ports. The area’s economic relationships were investigated through:

• Analysis of the economic relationships between Hull and surrounding areas, including Beverley, Driffield, Goole, Bridlington, Scunthorpe and Grimsby, looking in particular at labour market linkages and the connections between businesses;
• Analysis of the economic relationships between Hull and the neighbouring areas of Doncaster, York, Leeds and Wakefield;
• Assessment of Grimsby and Scunthorpe’s economic relationships with surrounding areas, as secondary economic centres within Hull and Humber Ports.

This work was carried out by a consortium of The Work Foundation, Centre for Cities, the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF) at the University of Salford and The Northern Way.

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