City and regional governments as well as development agencies will learn from this report how to develop their own toolbox of instruments and structures for leveraging private finance. What role can private financing play in local economic development? To address this issue, this study draws on practical examples from North America and Europe to show how municipal and regional authorities can capitalise on private financing for economic development purposes. The book is for policy researchers, entrepreneurs, academia and government circles.
- 18 June 2003
Summary of the Conference Proceedings
- Andrea Westall
This chapter summarises the proceedings of the London conference which laid the ground for the subsequent expert chapters in this book. The conference used case studies from Europe and North America to present the levers available to attract private finance into community building, SME development and the renewal of brownfield sites. It also examined the challenges of making them work...