Key Cities Economic Analysis Framework

This report seeks to examine the overall economic picture of the  UK’s mid-sized cities, and how regions must play to their strengths – supported by central and local government.

Although our members are diverse both in their geographic locations and economic make-up, many of the challenges and opportunities are strikingly similar. This demonstrates the potential for Key Cities to act as a catalyst or pathfinder for nationally significant projects to drive long-term, sustainable economic growth.

Within each section of our analysis framework, we have sought to address the following questions:

• What is the current economic state  of play for the members of the Key Cities Group?

• Which employment sectors have the greatest potential to drive the UK’s post-EU economy?

• What do our 25 Key Cities have to  offer respective to the above?

• What does Key Cities require from Government to prosper and deliver on this potential?