Good growth for cities: PWC report places Oxford #1

Good growth for cities: Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas

Source: PWC

Across the nation, debate continues on how government – national and local – can generate economic growth and rebalance the economy, while reducing the structural deficit.

Cities have a significant role to play as the engines of sustainable growth.  But how can they measure their success? And how can the measures help guide investment decisions and the allocation of scarce resources?

Our Good growth for cities report, from PwC and Demos presents the findings of our Index on the economic wellbeing of UK urban areas.  We make the case for cities to look beyond traditional measures such as GDP and GVA – and give the public and business a key role in determining priorities for local economic success.

Our Index measures the performance of the UK’s largest cities against a basket of ten categories defined by the public and business, as key to our economic wellbeing.  Click here to find out more about the data, using our interactive city modeller tool.  

This research follows our 2011 report with Demos, Good growth: A report on economic wellbeing, which included an international and UK regional index.