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- Oxford-Cambridge Arc
Running across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, the Oxford-Cambridge Arc has unrivalled assets of international standing and significance. With the commitment of Government to long-term investment in the area, the Arc can fulfil its true potential to deliver transformational economic growth that will benefit the whole of the UK and our communities too.
Investment is also critical to tackle connectivity and congestion constraints felt across the region, as well as providing the skills that industry requires to enable the Arc to pursue its role as a leading global innovation region.
The Arc is already home to nearly four million people and two million jobs which together generate over £111bn of economic output each year. With investment, the area will enhance its world-leading science, technologies and industries which can drive competitive growth, deliver sustainable outcomes and secure inclusive job creation for the UK economy over the coming decades.
The region is a highly successful, fast-growing and productive network of places. Our internationally renowned cities, their neighbouring towns and rural communities, are home to vital innovation hubs that attract knowledge-led industries and workers and are critical locations to support sustainable and inclusive communities.
Backed by a long-term plan and an investment partnership between government and local leadership, the Oxford-Cambridge Arc offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
In October 2020, local enterprise partnerships, universities and local government leaders across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc unveiled a bold and ambitious vision through a new economic prospectus that was submitted to Government.
The Oxford-Cambridge Arc Economic Prospectus
WATCH: The Oxford-Cambridge Arc: A global asset and national investment priority (17 November 2020)