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  • 1. The Growth Challenge and the role of the Mayor Mark Kleinman, Assistant Director, Economic and Business Policy, GLA
  • 2. London’s Economy: Strengths and Threats
    • Vast, global city economy
    • Job growth of 800,000 between 1996 and 2008; possibly another 750,000 by 2031 – 5.45 million in total.
    • International centre of trade and innovation
    • Resilient, diverse economy
    • Strong globally competitive position
    • But threats to competitiveness, worklessness, quality of life
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  • 6. Cities drive national economic growth
    • London’s growth will drive national recovery (jobs, GVA, deficit reduction)
    • Mayor’s economic role strengthened in Localism Bill; LDA folding in to GLA
    • Frameworks for growth in EDS and London Plan
    • Central government initiatives, e.g Tech City East
    • Greater South East scale and context
  • 7. London mega-city region
    • Advanced Producer Services (APS) information flows connect towns & cities at a global ‘mega-city-region’ scale. The mega-city region “is the fundamental urban reality of the early 21 st century (Sir Peter Hall) The mega-city region “is the fundamental urban reality of the early 21 st century” (Sir Peter Hall)
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  • 9. Mayor’s Economic Development Strategy: Key Themes
    • London: World Capital of Business
    • Improving London’s Competitiveness
    • Transforming to a low-carbon economy
    • Extending economic opportunity
    • Investing in London’s future
    • EDS is a long-term high-level strategy
  • 10. How the Mayor supports growth
    • Maintaining and improving London’s competitiveness
    • Role of the GLA Group – planning, transport, procurement
    • London Enterprise Partnership – working with London business and boroughs
    • International Promotion of London – London and Partners
    • Strategic use of European Programmes
    • Quality of life issues
  • 11. Thank You

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