Oxford-Cambridge Arc - Central Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire is at the heart of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, which is already one of the most innovative and economically successful areas of the UK.
Its enormous growth potential is recognised by the Government as a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to be a knowledge intensive cluster, competing globally.
The Oxford-Cambridge Arc is already a world-renowned centre for science, technology and innovation; rapidly becoming the UK’s ‘Silicon Valley’, and helping to drive the country’s investment and growth.
With a population of 3.3 million and an economy of more than £100 billion, the Arc already has some of the fastest-growing locations in the UK.
It is recognised as among the most entrepreneurial places to start a business and is witnessing the fastest jobs growth nationally.
At the same time, the Arc is also consistently recognised as having the best places for families to live, work and enjoy our enviable environments – whether in our modern urban cities, rolling countryside or historic market towns.
This truly is the UK’s innovation location, boasting 10 universities, two of which are world-leading for teaching and research, and with 11% of the Arc’s workforce based in ‘knowledge-intensive’ jobs.
Public and private investment is already delivering real change, but further transformational investment will help deliver our shared growth opportunity.
Completion of nationally significant infrastructure projects – including London Luton Airport’s £110 million transformation and the East West Rail Link between Oxford and Cambridge, complemented by the proposed ‘Expressway’ – will ensure that excellent East West links build on our already unbeatable connectivity, both locally and internationally.
Find out more at The Oxford-Cambridge Arc .