Published: 10th Jul 2019

A new report sets out how to ‘supercharge’ the economy in the west of Britain so that it can compete with other high growth regions across the world. The report, by Metro Dynamics, calls for a cross-border partnership between seven cities to improve infrastructure, investment, internationalisation and inclusive growth. The potential powerhouse – which is yet to adopt a formal name – would stretch along the M4 corridor from Swindon and across the Welsh border to Cardiff and Swansea, and in the north from Gloucester and Cheltenham to Bath and Bristol. It’s been supported by the Great Western City partners as well as Bath and North East Somerset Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Swansea Council and Swindon Borough Council. In a statement, the group says that due to strong transport links the proposed powerhouse is ‘uniquely positioned’ to develop and support trade growth in a way which could be complementary to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)