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Growing Local Economies: A Creative Councils learning exchange

IPPR North, communities, economy, local government, regional issues

 

Start date:  19 Nov 2012

This will be the last in a series of events, showcasing international and national case studies to support innovation in local government, as part of NESTA’s Creative Councils Programme. This event has been designed to share the latest thinking on how economic growth and development can be supported in your area.


Monday 19 November 2012, 11.00 – 15.00
NESTA, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE

Growing the economy and supporting people into work are the central challenges facing the UK. Local authorities and their partners play a key role in shaping their local economies by supporting businesses, catalysing enterprise, developing employment schemes and creating the conditions for growth. Up and down the country and internationally creative examples can be found of innovations to grow the local economy and lay the foundations for tomorrow’s low carbon economy.

This event is designed to inspire innovation among local authorities by providing the opportunity to hear the latest thinking on how you can contribute to economic growth in your area. It will showcase examples of inspirational innovations which are supporting local economic growth and development.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jane Forshaw, Assistant Director, Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Matthew Blades, Principal Economic Development Officer, Westminster City Council
  • Dave Neilson, Chief Executive, Fusion 21
  • Jo Casebourne, Director of Public and Social Innovation, Nesta

This will be the last in a series of events showcasing international and national case studies to support innovation in local government. The event is part of NESTA’s Creative Councils Programme, and is open to local authorities across the country to ensure the benefits of the programme are shared beyond the immediate programme participants.

This event is open to representatives from local authorities only. To reserve your place please email creative.councils@nesta.org.uk putting “Inspiring Innovations” as the subject line.

 

 

Key contact

Ellie Geddes
Ellie Geddes, Events and Media Coordinator, IPPR North