Places are complex and have an intrinsic impact on the people

We know that purpose-led organisations drive better profits so we want them to consider their role as a local employer while actively supporting place-shaping. We also need private sector organisations to collaborate with other private, public and third sector organisations. The Vibrant Economy Index is a great tool for business leaders to engage with their people (employees and citizens) and share ideas about their areas.

The bigger picture

In total, we look at 324 English local authority areas, taking into account not only economic prosperity but health and happiness, inclusion and equality, environmental resilience, community and dynamism and opportunity. Highlights of the index include:

  • Traditional measures of success – gross value added (GVA), average workplace earning and employment do not correlate in any significant way with the other baskets. This is particularly apparent in cities, which despite significant economic strengths are often characterised by substantial deprivation and low aspiration, high numbers of long-term unemployment and high numbers of benefit claimants
  • The importance of the relationships between different places and the subsequent role of infrastructure in connecting places and facilitating choice. The reality is that patterns of travel for work, study and leisure don’t reflect administrative boundaries. Patterns emerge where prosperous and dynamic areas are surrounded by more inclusive and healthy and happy places, as people choose where they live and travel to work in prosperous areas.
  • The challenges facing leaders across the public, private and third sector in how to support those places that perform less well. No one organisation can address this on their own. Collaboration is key.

We know that purpose-led organisations drive better profits so we want them to consider their role as a local employer while actively supporting place-shaping. We also need private sector organisations to collaborate with other private, public and third sector organisations. The Vibrant Economy Index is a great tool for business leaders to engage with their people (employees and citizens) and share ideas about their areas.

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    1. 8degreethemes Jul 20th, 2017 11:41 am

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  3. 8degreethemes Aug 23rd, 2017 11:56 am

    We know that purpose-led organisations drive better profits so we want them to consider their role as a local employer while actively supporting place-shaping.

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