A new, concise report produced at Bournemouth University sheds light on the economic health of the Dorset economy and its hinterland.
Produced by Professor Nigel Jump, this is the first of a planned quarterly series of reports that will give insight into the trends in Dorset’s economy and how it sits in relation to its neighbours and the rest of the UK.
The Spring 2015 report shows that Dorset’s economy, worth around £16 billion per annum, broadly mirrors the UK economic trends, but enjoyed a relatively benign downturn, at least in employment terms, compared with other areas of the country.
Professor Jump was appointed as Professor in Regional Economic Development at Bournemouth University in 2015and brings an extensive knowledge of the regional economy to his new role. Nigel is also a local entrepreneur, running his own company, Strategic Economics Ltd, since 2011.
He said, “While statistics measuring and monitoring the UK economy in general are in plentiful supply, we want to create some bespoke and regular reports that offer intelligence on the health of the local economy. This report, and the ones to follow, will allow us to explore trends and structures in the Dorset economy and to consider its strengths and weaknesses as it evolves.”
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