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Job Creation and Local Economic Development

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This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It  also includes  a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).

This publication is the first in a series to take this integrative approach, and it is designed to be user friendly and accessible to all government officials, academics, practitioners and civil society with an interest in local economic development and job creation.

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Setting the framework for local job creation

In the recovery it will be important to build new jobs from the bottom up through putting in place the right local conditions for job creation and expansion. Getting the governance right at the local level is important, and this often means better reconciling local and national policy goals and objectives. This introductory chapter sets out a new integrated approach to building productive local economies which host skilled and entrepreneurial workers. Economic development policies, labour market policies, policies to support entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, and education and training policies all have a role to play. This chapter explores how these policy areas can be brought together most effectively to contribute to the common goals of job creation, social cohesion and resilience.

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