Create sector and geographic powerhouses


Britain’s deep pockets of expertise, based all around the country, can power our growth.

To help contribute towards a balanced and sustainable economy, policy makers need to develop powerhouse support.

Supporting powerhouses


From the world-leading tech companies in the M4 corridor to university spin-out companies in Oxford and Cambridge; from manufacturing in the Midlands to energy innovation in Scotland; supporting powerhouses around the UK is fundamental to our economic growth.

Supporting our regions and our industries


To help contribute towards a balanced and sustainable economy, policy makers need to develop two strands of powerhouse support:

  • Geographic powerhouses: more must be done to support the geographic powerhouses including areas which already thrive such as the Thames Valley, and areas with huge potential including the North of England and the Midlands.
  • Sector powerhouses: niche economies in towns and cities – the profitable ‘hubs’ which power growth around the country, such as Oxford’s energy and bio-science sector, must be given the tools to thrive. Alongside these hubs the large pan-regional sectors such as manufacturing and tech must also be supported.

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