For the fourth year running, the Leiden region is showing positive economic growth figures. This is evidenced by the Index071 by the firm Blaauwberg, which was drafted at the commission of Economie071. The growth is primarily attributable to the life sciences cluster and the activities directly related to it. The medical-biological cluster is creating stability and elevating the Leiden region above the national average. The rest of the economy presents a calm image. Geographically, the growth is not uniformly distributed. Jobs and companies are moving to the centre of the region: to Leiden, and to a somewhat lesser degree to Oegstgeest. Other places show stabilisation or even mild decline. The index figures relating to pre-vocational secondary education indicate a point of concern. A shortage of well-trained upper secondary vocational graduates threatens. In order to gain a more detailed picture of this matter, a separate scan was carried out as part of a labour market special.