Data and resources
Here is a range of data and resources which will help you find out more about Cambridge and the region.
The UK Powerhouse study by law firm Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) (11 February 2019) predicts what the impact of Brexit will be on the economy. The study predicts Cambridge will this year outperform other hotspots such as Milton Keynes when it comes to employment growth.
Tech Nation 2018: Tech City UK and innovation charity Nesta annually produce a comprehensive analysis of the UK’s Digital Tech Economy, showing how the Digital Tech Industries are driving economic growth, employment and regional development. See the Cambridge pages here
Lambert Smith Hampton's (LSH) UK Vitality Index 2017 (January 2017) says Cambridge tops league for UK economic growth prospects: "Cambridge is harnessing its global reputation as a hub of scientific excellence and continues to attract significant inward investment – giving it the best prospects for economic growth of any UK city outside London."
Research hubs: a growing market opportunity: Bidwells has published a major piece of research (July 2016) providing a comprehensive analysis of the biopharma clusters in Cambridge and Oxford.
EMSI (Economic Modelling Specialists International), which creates tools and services that help organisations better understand the connection between economies, people and work, has produced a report on the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GCGP LEP) area. This includes granular data (4-digit) on occupations and industries throughout; a look at the industries and occupations which make the region unique; and a look at the occupational make-up of the most unique industry in the region. Read it here. ( Read similar reports covering other UK LEPs.)
Cambridgeshire County Council provides monthly business intelligence reports about the region.
Cambridgeshire Insight: Open Data, a site managed by Cambridgeshire County Council with development funded by the Local Government Association, is a shared research knowledge base for the Cambridgeshire area.
Grant Thornton's Cambridgeshire Limited analyses,every year, the financial performance of the county's100 largest companies.
NW Brown produces a weekly index, showing the economic performance of some of the main players in the Cambridge cluster.
Cambridge 50 tracks the fastest-growing companies in the Cambridge cluster
Cambridgeshire County Council also provides information for companies looking to relocate to Cambridgeshire, including details about the different District Council areas plus the different sectors of the Cambridgeshire economy, with particular reference to high-tech industry.
You can also find out about businesses here using the following resources:
Cambridge News: Business News is published on a Tuesday.
Cambridge Independent: is published weekly.
This website also has a section updated from time to time by graduates called Living and Working in Cambridge. It contains information about travel, community services, leisure facilities and accommodation in the area.
The University has a useful section on its website highlighting its role in the development of the high-tech cluster. There are some useful illustrated statistics in its Innovation in Numbers and Research in Numbers documents.
The links above are not exhaustive - please feel free to suggest any obvious omissions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org