Bristol has always been a connected city. Its location on the South West coast made it an early staging post for the exploration of North America. It grew prosperous importing coffee and sugar, and exporting tin and copper from the mines in Cornwall. From ships to railways to planes, the region has benefited from the growth in global trade over the centuries.
Connectivity to today’s world markets and constant innovation is helping the region adapt to a changing global context and create prosperity for a new age.
FutureStory Bristol forms part of a series of six books made up of a collection of local case studies, with accompanying DVDs, tracing how people and businesses in cities and regions across the country are adapting to the global economy.