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Previous economic impact research

Capitalising on the opportunities presented by broadband-enabled digital technologies is vital to strengthening both business performance and regional economic performance in Wales.

The Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report for Wales 2018 provided evidence of the digital transition taking place in the Welsh economy.

It showed how continued adoption and use of digital technologies is leading to greater digital maturity of SMEs, with positive knock-on effects for regional productivity in Wales. This is important for Wales in order to bridge the regional prosperity gap with the UK.

Summary Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report 2018

Summary Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report 2018

22 May 2019

The Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report for Wales 2018 - Summary.

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Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report 2018

Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report 2018

22 May 2019

The full report and analysis from the 2018 Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report.

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2017 Analysis

The Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report for Wales 2017 provided a comprehensive analysis of the business level and regional level impacts that result from Welsh SMEs adopting and using digital technologies.

It showed how the use of broadband resources can help SMEs to improve their performance, become more efficient and contribute towards stronger regional productivity. This is important for Wales in order to bridge the regional prosperity gap with the UK.

Summary Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report 2017

Summary Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report 2017

4 July 2018

The Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report for Wales 2017 - Summary

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Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report 2017

Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report 2017

4 July 2018

The full report and analysis from the 2017 Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report.

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2016 analysis

The primary focus of the initial 2016 analysis, in the first in a series of economic impact reports, was testing models for calculating economic impact. To this end, the analysis comprised the following exploratory analysis:

  • a synthesis of findings from case study businesses
  • business efficiency, using Frontier analysis
  • input-output modelling for the Welsh economy.
2016 Economic Impact Report

2016 Economic Impact Report

19 July 2017

Research into the economic impacts that derive from business use and exploitation of superfast broadband.

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