Why a centralised approach to immigration policy doesn’t work in the UK

In our very first report, Metro Growth: The UK’s economic opportunity, the City Growth Commission presented an evidenced case arguing that economic growth is driven by cities. We’ve since set out to identify the ways in which cities in the UK …

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Knowledge = (economic) power: how universities can strengthen city growth

In creating prosperity across the UK in coming decades, universities need to be front and centre of strategies for growth and competitiveness. Universities produce research which stimulates commercial and social innovation. Universities generate spin-outs and entrepreneurs among their students, and …

Posted on: October 16, 2014

The power of inertia – capitalising on cross-party consensus for city growth

The power of inertia within government is often held to blame for a raft of failures: chronically poor IT systems, unnecessarily bureaucratic management practices, and inefficient, ineffective policy initiatives, to name just three. Returning from the last of the party …

Posted on: October 8, 2014

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