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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