This report builds on previous work developed by the Wales TUC ‘Better Jobs, Closer to Home’, Crew’s Deep Place Study Report ‘Toward a New Settlement’ and UK wide research such as Joseph Rowntree Foundations, ‘We Can Solve Poverty in the UK’.
The report illustrates practical examples of social businesses stimulating local economies, creating jobs and attracting private investment. It showcases examples of best practice and specific examples of individual social businesses stimulating economic outputs.
The research undertaken for this study centred on eight case studies of social businesses that had experienced or were planning for growth. This produced rich insights that, in combination with existing evidence and analysis, allowed a consideration of how social business growth in Wales can be stimulated and supported.