Access to cheap borrowing has encouraged local authorities to invest in commercial property. Cities can use this approach to revive city centres, but only by diversifying away from retail.
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A greater focus on manufacturing will not bring greater prosperity to people living in struggling cities
Some sectors have seen job decreases as they’ve become more productive – but have also helped boost jobs in other sectors
The 'long tail' of low productivity firms will not be answer to the productivity puzzle, instead the focus should be on the firms that export goods and services locally and beyond.
Several cities have opened their doors to the new Channel 4 HQ, but do they meet the broadcaster’s key criteria?
The Government needs to give cities and businesses more flexibility over apprenticeships to improve take-up and efficiency in the system.
The decline of the city’s performance in a number of key areas has important implications for the Industrial Strategies
How cities can unlock more investment for inclusive growth policies
Cultural projects are often hailed as the economic solution for struggling cities – but tackling skills gaps will do more to create jobs and boost wages
Students flock to cities, but attracting and retaining graduates is more important for their economies