Imagine if Local Government cared enough to listen

Economic regeneration tends to be run by local government without involving local businesses.

Within each district there are local enthusiastic experts with local contacts and enough skin in the game to make a real difference. Many small business work long unpaid hours for the wider community. If local Govt harnessed those skills the benefits could be considerable.

A well written brief, some clear guidelines and focus on short term objectives could see increased visitor numbers, re-location of high density employment and more house building as a result.

To achieve such ideals requires long term planning by local authorities, an open engaging approach to collaboration and the tools to co-ordinate the project.

Having deployed such systems for 30 years it's always interesting to hear people without private sector experience suggest why their way is better.
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