Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

Established in 1996, the Centre for Regional Economic Development is recognised regionally, nationally and internationally for its high-quality research and consultancy on regional economic change, local governance and regeneration.


CRED conducts applied research on behalf of external organisations including local government, national government departments, development agencies and enterprise support agencies. CRED members also sit on European expert panels evaluating EU programmes of research.

Our extensive experience includes:



If you would like to know more about our activities or wish to discuss our conducting research for your organisation on any aspect of local or regional economic development, please contact


Dr. Gail Mulvey at: gail.mulvey@cumbria.ac.uk


Tel: 01228 888716


Contact CRED

CRED is based at Carlisle Business Interaction Centre,
University of Cumbria Business School,

To find out how CRED can help you with a research project, email: Gail.Mulvey@cumbria.ac.uk

Tel: 01228 888716 / 01228 888712 

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