CCR launches first of three ‘state of the nation’ reports

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Cardiff Capital Region (CCR)  launches ‘Connected’, the first in a series of three analytical reports designed to provide robust and reliable data on a series of economic, social and environmental indicators to better understand the performance of the region.

These ‘state of the nation’ reports represent a commitment made in the CCR Industrial and Economic Plan to invest in analytical capability in order to both facilitate informed decision making and to measure progress towards the CCR’s twin objectives of improving the region’s prosperity and tackling inequalities.

Produced for the CCR by colleagues at Cardiff University, the series of reports brings together data from a range of different sources so that it can be accessed in one place, and provide a clear and insightful picture of the region’s prosperity and quality of life. These reports will now be used as a basis for bench marking and monitoring the impact of the CCR’s investments, and  will also serve to provide a valuable, independent health check for all key decision-makers, businesses, and stakeholders in the region.


Part one of the series, available HERE to download, brings together data on the CCR’s connectivity, notably highlighting key features of the region’s transport and housing infrastructure.

Click HERE to listen to our accompanying podcast series and hear CCR Economic Growth Partnership Chair, Frank Holmes and Board Member Chris Sutton talk to Mark Powney, MD Business News Wales about the context for these reports, the essential role Connectivity plays in delivering the CCR Industrial and Economic plan and some of the great strides that are being taken through the various investment programmes currently under consideration across the region and in particular through the CCR City Deal.

There is more analysis of the state of the region to come. Part 2 ‘Competitive’ will be published and discussed in February followed by part 3 ‘Resilient’ in March.

Cardiff Capital Region – Connected, Competitive, Resilient


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