Monthly Archives: September 2011

Don’t Just do Something, Stand there?

This week’s blog examines the UK government’s enterprise zone policy, and the Welsh government’s reaction to it so far. The most recent unemployment statistics show Wales has a higher unemployment rate, at 8.4% rate than the UK as a whole … Continue reading

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Economic Development Policy in Wales: From Despair to Where?

This week’s blog looks at the current state of the Welsh economy and the challenges facing economic development policymaking in the next few years in Wales. Wales has had access, for many years, to UK government schemes such as Regional Development Grants (RDGs) … Continue reading

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Wales – your economy needs you…but Social Entrepreneurship needs to be at the heart of building on Welsh sporting success.

This week’s blog looks at the role sport in general and rugby in particular could play in the economic development of the Welsh economy, in the short term if Welsh teams and individuals are successful, and in the long term … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship Vital for Wales’ Future: The Role of Universities and the Centre for Enterprise

Welcome to this first blog of the Centre for Enterprise, which highlights the importance of entrepreneurship in economic development and  the potential role of universities in Wales promoting entrepreneurial mindsets generally, and knowledge based fast growth businesses specifically. Entrepreneurship has … Continue reading

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