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Cardiff Capital Region Launches a Series of “State of the Region” Reports

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Cardiff Capital Region – Connected, Competitive, Resilient

Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) has launched a series of three analytical reports designed to provide robust and reliable data on a range of economic, social and environmental indicators to better understand the performance of the region.

These ‘state of the region’ 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.


Part 1 – Connected 

To download the first report – Click here

Supporting the first report, CCR Economic Growth Partnership Chair, Frank Holmes and Board Member Chris Sutton 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.


Part 2 – Competitive 

To download the full report – Click here

Part two of the series, brings together data on the CCR’s “competitiveness”, notably highlighting key trends within a range of measures most notably, the region’s Gross Value Add (GVA), unemployment, and the variability of the skills demand versus supply ratio both across the region and also within the sector. Listen to Kevin Gardiner and Huw Thomas talk to Mark Powney, MD Business News Wales.


Part 3 – Resilient 

To download the full report – Click here

Part three of the series brings together data on the CCR’s “Resilience”, notably highlighting key trends within a range of measures  including; population demographics, wealth and deprivation and lifestyle and wellbeing. Listen to our accompanying podcast series and hear CCR Director Kellie Bernie and Professor Gill Bristow from Cardiff University talk to Mark Powney, MD Business News Wales.