Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) has launched “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 benchmarking 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.
To support the launch, a podcast has been launched with CCR Economic Growth Partnership Chair, Frank Holmes and Board Member Chris Sutton, who talked 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 in this direction through the various investment programmes currently under consideration across the region and in particular through the CCR City Deal.