A selection of previously published features on regional development and related issues

Cleantech spotlight on San Diego
Cleantech Magazine, March 2009
How the Californian city is staking its claim as a hub of the fast-growing cleantech industry.

Beyond the starting blocks
Corporate Financier, September 2005
Shortlisted for the BVCA Private Equity & Venture Capital Journalist Of The Year Awards 2005
The government-backed Regional Venture Capital Funds have been up and running for three years, but are they delivering? An exclusive investigation.

Prepared for take off
Yorkshire Business Insider, May 2004
South Yorkshire's new airport is looking to the past for its name, but the county has its sights set firmly on the future.

Manufacturing the future
Yorkshire Business Insider, September 2003
The Boeing-backed Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has been heavily promoted as an exemplar of Yorkshire's high-tech economy, but what does it actually do?

Mill town momentum
Yorkshire Business Insider, June 2003
The former mill towns of Halifax and Huddersfield are taking different approaches to the challenges of the post-industrial economy.

Bringing back the buzz
Yorkshire Business Insider, April 2003
Sheffield is seeking to re-establish itself as a cultural and commercial centre, with landmark developments such as the Winter Garden and the Cultural Industries Quarter. Is it working yet?

Curry capital
Yorkshire Business Insider, May 2002
The businesses in Bradford's South Asian food industry making their mark in the wider economy, including the famous Mumtaz.

A Cambridge education
Yorkshire Business Insider, November 2001
The key factors behind the growth of Cambridge, the UK's leading cluster of hi-tech industries.

Building sights
Yorkshire Business Insider, July-August 2001
Quality architecture can help attract investment, but can Yorkshire compete with headline-grabbing developments elsewhere?

Piece of the action
Yorkshire Business Insider, March 2001
How Halifax is adapting to the new economy.

All material is copyright Tim Chapman.