Unlocking Growth in Cities

This document outlines how the UK Coalition Government aims to create powerful, innovative cities that are equipped for long-term success. It states that local leaders will need to work effectively across their economic footprint or Local Enterprise Partnership to encourage knowledge-intensive industry, attract and retain skilled labour, invest in infrastructure and promote innovation. The document makes use of data from the ESPON SGPTD project showing GDP per capita of the eight largest non-capital cities in England compared to the equivalent in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, as well as patent applications in the same cities.