Welsh economy: growing east-west divide in resilience, BBC research finds


New research suggests there is a growing east-west split in Wales when it comes to coping with the economic downturn and cuts in the public sector.

A study commissioned by BBC Wales has found there have been some significant falls in the resilience of businesses in west and north-west Wales.

The research also showed the worst performing areas were the former mining communities of the south Wales valleys.

Overall, the most resilient county was Monmouthshire, followed by the Vale of Glamorgan and Flintshire, while the bottom three were Neath Port Talbot, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent.

BBC Wales business correspondent Nick Servini reports.

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