- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2003
Edited by Ed Balls, John Healey and Cathy Koester.
Published 2003 (ISBN: 1 902488 62 8) Price £9.95
The contributors emphasise the need for local government involvement if the aims of full employment and rising prosperity are to be achieved in every region and community of our country. Through a series of essays from both local and national perspectives, the wide range of authors outline the policy tools that will tackle regional and local divides and actively involve local government in strategic decision making. The need for a truly regional perspective is emphasised as is the importance of tangible flagship projects alongside flexible, locally powerful networks, delivery structures and business links. The case studies seek to identify the ‘winning characteristics’ of well-performing councils, identifying the crucial elements that allow successful and dynamic economic leadership in the regions.