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Across the nation and the globe, communities face major challenges as they navigate the shift from traditional industries, such as resources and manufacturing, to globally-positioned, knowledge-based economies.

The city of Newcastle and the Hunter region, are one example of a community in transition, looking to grow and attract new business and to drive real economic and social transformation.

The Hunter Research Foundation Centre is working with industry, government and the community to provide the socio-economic evidence-base to help drive that transformation. The Centre’s focus is providing rigorous, independent research and analysis, which helps to build economic and social strength in cities and regions.

The Centre is the result of a partnership forged between the long-standing Hunter Research Foundation and Newcastle’s world-class university. Through this collaboration, the multi-disciplinary Hunter Research Foundation Centre provides socio-economic research, analysis and innovation across sectors including health, engineering, energy and the environment.

The Centre collaborates with enterprises large and small locally and internationally, contributing to the global debate on how to ensure success for communities in similar regions undergoing profound change.

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