Stevenage and its expanding Life Sciences sector has been featured in the Harrington Review of Foreign Direct Investment (November 2023). Lord Harrington’s Review looks at how the UK can better attract foreign direct investment into key growth sectors, ensuring the UK is the most attractive destination in Europe for internationally mobile investment.
With the third largest cluster in the world of cell and gene therapy companies, the case study from Stevenage and partners Reef Group and investor UBS focuses on delivering inward investment through a proactive planning approach, providing growth for the local area and the local cluster, as well as supporting Life Sciences nationally.
Stevenage is a proud home to companies from across the STEM industries, and this case study demonstrates why the town is so important for Life Sciences.
Turn to page 78 to find out more, and to see how we are uniquely placed to continue to encourage growth and secure investment which will bring huge benefits such as jobs and opportunities for local people, strengthening our local economy and communities.