THE Economist’s report on Global City Competitiveness cited quality of educational systems and an entrepreneurial mindset as the primary indicators of the ability of cities to develop and attract the world’s top talent.
A city’s best chance of creating and retaining a skilled and talented workforce is to establish early, comprehensive and long-term strategies for jobs and integration of students and skilled workers.
TOURISTS are drawn – in growing numbers – to the vibrancy, excitement and diversity on offer in cities worldwide.
The socio-economic impact of these visitors is extraordinary.
Whether visiting for leisure, business, or to meet friends and relatives, tourists contribute to the local economy and support jobs across any city and beyond.
Maybe the real challenge for our city is to turn our town centre into a social centre that supports a wide range of overlapping communal activities, only some of which are to do with shopping.