A Catalyst for Urban Regeneration

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This book presents a 'toolbox' of instruments for entrepreneurship development in what often appear to be the most hostile environments for economic development in our cities, showing how entrepreneurship can indeed prosper given the right stimulus.  It is based on the proceedings of the conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Distressed Urban Areas held 7-8 October 2003 in Rome, and organised by the OECD LEED Programme, in collaboration with the EU, the municipality of Rome, and Risorse per Roma.



Entrepreneurship Financing in Distressed Urban Areas: European Experience

This chapter examines financing entrepreneurship in European distressed urban areas. A “finance issue” is identified focused on the need to stimulate a wider range of external financing instruments in distressed urban areas. Particular attention is paid to financing of pre-activity, bank- SME round tables, mutual guarantee schemes, business angels and “love money” investments. At the same time an “entrepreneurship issue” must also addressed, by improving the overall climate of an area for fostering...


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