Organising Local Economic Development

The Role of Development Agencies and Companies

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Development processes occur within a wider geographical area than local government, and in some cases encompass a broader scope than provincial or national governments. Thus substantial inter-governmental co-operation and public-private partnership are needed. This book identifies how development agencies and companies work, what they do and what constitutes success and value added. It explores international practices in a variety of locations and contexts, and defines both the success factors and the challenges associated with economic development agencies and companies.



Abyssinian Development Corporation New York

Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) is a locally based, non-profit community development corporation dedicated to building the human, social and physical capital of the area of Harlem in New York. ADC offers services to the community through five community development initiatives: (1) affordable housing development; (2) social services; (3) economic revitalisation; (4) education and youth development; and (5) civic engagement.


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