We are a united voice for the importance of our cities in delivering our country’s full economic potential, creating more jobs and improving people’s lives. Our cities already contribute more than a quarter of England’s wealth, and with more freedoms and flexibilities, we are best placed to improve the UK’s economic fortunes. Core Cities are a vital delivery partner for Government and its agencies.
The Core Cities together with their surrounding urban areas:
- are home to 16 million people, almost a third of the population of England.
- generate 27% of England’s wealth (more than London).
- are home to half of the country’s leading research universities; and,
- contain 28% of highly skilled workers (graduate level or above).
Read more about our work in our 'What We Do section'.