Sustainable Regional Economies Workshop Report
The agenda was split into a retrospective look back at the lessons learned from other industries having gone through decline, and then a forward look at some of the new opportunities being considered and how local agencies are preparing to ensure local and sustainable benefit.
Economic Development is normally a subject driven through a combination of government strategy, their grant funding agencies, local authorities, businesses and stakeholder groups. However, there is an increasing focus on the Social Value derived from ensuring that public sector contracts can be redrawn to provide a bigger local and longer lasting impact on the communities in which they operate.
This workshop was a jointly hosted event, with the Institute of Economic Development (IED) providing the facilitation and inviting subject matter experts from their own membership
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