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.



AucklandPlus Auckland

AucklandPlus is the Auckland region’s economic development agency, which specialises in investment promotion and facilitation, including brand building and major project development. AucklandPlus works collaboratively with local, regional and national organisations and business leaders to further develop Auckland’s competitiveness. The aim is to increase overall living standards and opportunities, as well as economic performance.


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