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Glenn Athey
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Glenn Athey is a renowned local and regional economic development consultant based in the UK
Glenn Athey is a renowned local and regional economic development consultant based in the UK

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I'm blogging my reactions to the City Growth Commission Final Report @centreforcities Whitehall: support city devolution as well as let go of powers

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Local economic development: some home truths
http://www.mylocaleconomy.org/?p=865
In local economic development the governance and structures will never be perfect. You need to deal with the bureaucracy that comes with public money and not hide from it. Plans and strategies are useful, until the action begins. And you need to focus to be effective, and have a team of professionals who understand both business and government, with top class communications and negotiation skills. In this article I’ve tried to encapsulate what’s often written between the lines, and hopefully dispel some of the misconceptions about local economic development in practice.
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Devolving welfare: there are significant benefits from localised employment and skills, and its already happening in a number of OECD nations including USA and Denmark - my reflections from the @OECD_leed conference #localjobcreation at http://lnkd.in/dXKbQBw

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Advice on getting your big issue onto your LEP's agenda...

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The Nordics Paradise - truth or myth?
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