Cardiff Capital Region: Part 2 – Competitive


Cardiff Capital Region (CCR)  has launched “Competitive”, the second 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.

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.

Listen to our accompanying podcast series and hear CCR Economic Growth Partnership Board Member, Kevin Gardiner and CCR Chief Operating Officer Rhys Thomas talk to Mark Powney, MD Business News Wales about the essential role competitiveness plays in delivering the CCR Industrial and Economic plan, how this data will be used to drive City Deal decision making and the positive signs we are starting to see with regard to the diversity of existing businesses and our growing skills base.

Listen to all three podcasts in the Connected, Competitive, Resilient series here.