- Available in: PDF
- Published: January 1, 2010
Price £9.95 (ISBN 1 905370 55 5) Published 2010
Edited by Paul Hackett
The North West has been at the forefront of the regional renaissance. Over the past decade its economy has grown faster than the average, new industries have emerged, and there have been sharp reductions in unemployment and poverty. The essays in this publication highlight these successes but open up a frank debate on the difficult challenges ahead – not least achieving sustainable growth and a better quality of life for all, against the background of recession and spending cuts. The authors make several thoughtful and practical suggestions for the way ahead, including new thinking about achieving a low-carbon economy, better transport links and more devolution. The publication provides a focus for debate both within the region and with central government and the EU.