One of the key challenges of the localism agenda is around skills and leadership deficits at a local level.
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With a city deal proposal in the pipeline, can south Wales forge a vision of a community-centric local economy?
The era of ‘big’ has failed us. The answer is not a return to small-minded protectionism but to a more ‘mixed era’ in which we balance the big and the small, the global and the local, says Robin McAlpine
After years of decline and indecision, north Liverpool is back in the spotlight, with the Beautiful Ideas Company rebuilding its local economy and entrepreneurial heritage, says Erika Rushton
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Leeds Council and Leeds city region launched a partnership to explore how the region’s economic growth can be spread more fairly. Josh Stott analyses its progress.
Wales’ new economic development will be more akin to a successful coral reef. A coral reef thrives when its individual coral polyps are left to develop in their own way. We need to allow each of our communities to be the best it can be, and not some limp copycat of somewhere else. We encourage our children not to compare themselves with others, and yet with our communities, for too long, we’ve tried to be things we’re not.
Progressive economic development has the local population’s health and wellbeing at its heart, says Marvin Rees
Here are the key lessons learned from discussions around economic development policy in the United States.
The scale of the challenge meant that something drastic had to be done to respond and to stop a city with a heritage of industry, manufacturing, health organisations and universities from floundering. The response has been one of collaboration with key organisations coming together to reinvigorate and rejuvenate the local economy.
Today, I embark on a three week fact-finding mission to the United States, to understand how US cities have responded to the challenges posed by economic decline and how we can learn from these activities in a UK context.