Birmingham Heroes: Rebecca Riley talks Strategy & Policy in City-Region Economies

Birmingham Heroes: Rebecca Riley talks Strategy & Policy in City-Region Economies



my research is about improving places I look at strategy and policy developments within local and regional government and look at how they can improve the way they do things in the way they design interventions and actions that help make places better places to live at the moment I'm looking at the business and professional services sector try to examine and understand what's happening within that sector in the region looking at the skills and productivity issues and how we diversify the sector to ensure that local people can access local jobs we're trying to make sure that academic research gets embedded into local development and national programs and policies at the moment the business and professional services sector is seen as a back-office activity within this region what we're trying to change is the perception of that to ensure that we can attract people so the high quality jobs and also attract businesses to invest in the region it's important to make sure that we make the right decisions and the right choices about the interventions that are going to affect you and us in the place that we live

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