Cambridge Ahead welcomes today’s announcement in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement confirming the Government’s decision to award City Deal status to the Greater Cambridge area to fund critical investment around key areas such as infrastructure, housing and transport which have presented a barrier to prosperity for the region.
Response to 2014 Budget awarding City Deal to Greater Cambridge
Jane Paterson-Todd, Chief Executive for Cambridge Ahead commented, “We are pleased to hear the positive outcome of this announcement today from Central Government. The three Councils – the City, County and South Cambridgeshire Councils are to be congratulated on their joint efforts in securing this deal.
Cambridge Ahead is committed to influencing and supporting the sustainable growth of Cambridge and we were delighted to help the Councils in the latter stages of the negotiation with Central Government. This is a great example of what can be achieved when local enterprises and the local authorities collaborate.”
Cambridge Ahead is a business and academic member group dedicated to the successful growth of Greater Cambridge in the long term. Our vision is for Cambridge to be the pre-eminent, small city in the world. Amongst its priorities are to develop and shape a 20-40 year vision for the City acting as a catalyst to draw together the considerable resource, research and knowledge that already exists in Greater Cambridge.
Cambridge Ahead is a business and academic member group dedicated to the successful growth of Cambridge and its region in the long term. We aim to represent the city’s business community by offering soundly-based opinion and advice to local and national governments about the opportunities and needs of the region.