20 Dec 2018
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce members have been invited to comment on the Towards A Business Story For Glasgow preliminary report, which was published at the recent State Of the City Economy (SOCE) conference.
The report, commissioned by the City Council and the Chamber, was written after research by a team headed by globally-recognised urbanist Professor Greg Clark.
It assesses Glasgow’s business performance, assets, and climate in relation to UK, European and global competitor cities. Headline figures are encouraging, with Glasgow ranking 32nd globally for overall performance amongst medium-sized peer cities.
Chamber chief executive Stuart Patrick said: “We are asking our members to study the report and give us and its authors the benefit of their views on its findings.”
It was revealed at SOCE by Council Leader Susan Aitken that a follow up report, again by Professor Clark, had been commissioned by the Council, the Chamber and Glasgow Airport, to complete the writing of a new Glasgow narrative.
Comments gathered in relation to the preliminary report will help to inform the content of the second work.
At SOCE, Councillor Aitken said the work would “develop a fresh, shared narrative highlighting those areas of strength that are not yet filtering through to the wider world.”
It would “show investors that if they come to Glasgow, not only will they see our challenges being addressed, they will also see a brand and a reputation for opportunity unrivalled in these islands”.