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A regionally thriving economy

Ensuring every region and nation has distinctive, global strengths

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Why it matters

The productivity and income disparities across the UK’s regions and nations – disparities that cause real challenges for living standards – must be addressed now. COVID-19’s impact has not been felt equally across the country and is exacerbating divides. Levelling up our regions and nations can kickstart the recovery, close productivity gaps and boost living standards.

Discover the CBI Clusters Playbook

Want to know more about boosting investment, innovation, prosperity and living standards in your region or nation? Explore our playbook on how firms and government can work together to create world-class business clusters.

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What can business and society gain from empowering regions?

A strengthened regional presence

By opening regional offices, and supporting levelling up through local investment decisions, businesses can improve their community profile.

Attract new investment across the UK

Firms can engage proactively with First Ministers, Regional Mayors, Local Enterprise Partnerships and others to help shape business-friendly environments that attract investment.

Take the UK’s economic clusters from good to great

By investing and learning, businesses - supported by the CBI - can write the playbook for successful economic clusters.