- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2004
Facilitated by the East Midlands Development Agency. Edited by Tony Pilch
Published 2004 (ISBN: 1 902488 75 X) Price £9.95
The regional development agencies were created in 1998 with the aim of ensuring full employment and higher-than-trend growth across England. The Smith Institute has worked closely with the RDAs and key Whitehall policy makers in recent years, holding national and regional events that have tracked the development of the RDAs as well as helping to share best practice. We have also published a series of key pamphlets looking at the issues that affect the RDAs. Towards a Modern Regional Policy describes the barriers that may prevent the English regions from achieving their potential and offers a series of recommendations that we think may assist the drive for sustainable growth in every region.