Posts Tagged ‘Rebuilding Momentum’

It is very pleasing to read in today’s Western Mail the article written by Leighton Jenkins, assistant director for policy at CBI Wales.

Onwards and upwards: Cardiff Council seek to boost the economy by Rebuilding Momentum

Onwards and upwards: Cardiff Council seek to boost the economy by Rebuilding Momentum

Leighton refers to Cardiff Council’s compelling case for a new approach to its economy – “Rebuilding Momentum”. He endorses the point that whilst Cardiff is an established UK core city, known as one of the UK’s most “livable” cities and recognised internationally as a vibrant and modern Small European Capital, it is over 10 years since the last major investment was secured.

It is therefore crucial for both private and public sector to work in partnership to help create the necessary momentum for Cardiff and the Region to fulfill the opportunity there is to grow our fragile City economy. Leighton quotes case study examples of Leeds, Aberdeen and Camden where far-sighted politicians, planners and entrepreneurs worked together to create more homes, exploit local strengths, use empty spaces etc to get local economies growing.

Lets hope that such creative thinking can take place in Cardiff, led by the new Cardiff Business Council. As our newly promoted Cardiff City premier footballers proved on Sunday, beating strong competitors Manchester City, with a positive approach and a well-organised team Cardiff Plc can climb the regional investment table in the UK to the position it rightly deserves.

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