It’s frequently assumed that universities are good for city economic growth, but the reality is less clear-cut.
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Encouraging innovation should be central to the Government’s Industrial Strategy. But who should foot the bill for interventions in innovation? This is a question highlighted in our recent work on the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park.
Many areas will no doubt look to the West Midlands’ newly published local industrial strategy as a template, but they must identify what the barriers to high productivity businesses are in their own areas if they are to be useful
What the most recent Bank of England speech did and didn’t say about the role of place in the national economy.
This event launched our work looking at how to encourage innovation policy and where, with Lord David Sainsbury
How can policymakers foster business innovation within local and national industrial strategy? This report sets out lessons from Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Park, which is helping to transform the city region from a place of low-cost production to one of high-value knowledge output
The creative industries are often seen as a way to regenerate economies, but the rationale behind this is confused
City TalksCity Talks: Opportunity Zones with Bruce Katz
Andrew Carter is joined by Bruce Katz to explore what Opportunity Zones are, how they benefit left-behind places, and whether a version could be considered for the UK
Three ways in which the UK’s industrial structure has changed since 1841 and the implications for cities
Focusing on the ‘everyday economy’ will not deliver the productivity boost that the Industrial Strategy hopes to achieve