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Core Cities present a selection of slides from Neil Gibson, Director at Oxford Economics as commissioned by the Core Cities Group.

This is new research which for the first ever time is based on the new Local Enterprise Partnership area geographies.

The data revealed two possible futures for our cities: the current economic trend, where recovery will happen but be more challenging, take longer and not achieve what the country needs; and another based on improved ‘growth factors’ like more UK exports, better skills in local labour markets and investment in infrastructure.