Asking the question ‘what is the economy for?’ permits a broader consideration of what economic priorities should be, beyond extractive growth.
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‘These are unashamedly normal homes for everyday use. They’re not one-offs.’
‘Public servants must reimagine the way they deliver the services that citizens need.’
Images depict the variety and passion of volunteering
Developing a city deal that works for all
More of the same won’t work for places like Pontypool
With a city deal proposal in the pipeline, can south Wales forge a vision of a community-centric local economy?
I wanted to change the emphasis on the state believing it was the answer to all the country’s economic woes; I wanted to do my bit to challenge the mindset among Welsh business people that risks aren’t worth taking.
We struggled to pin down the link between the prospective City Deal the Cardiff region will soon be producing, and the outcomes we’d just collectively identified as top priorities for Cardiff’s local economy.
Wales’ relatively weak economic performance to date ought to suggest that something isn’t quite right with its approach to economic development. Yet it’s pretty much business as usual.