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.


Madrid Global (Office for International Strategy and Action)

Madrid, the capital of Spain and the largest Spanish-speaking city in Europe, has established Madrid Global as a special office to take forwards its international relationships and positioning through municipal diplomacy, co-ordination of international projects and initiatives, and leverage of international activities by leading Madrid-based institutions and companies, including global firms, universities and research centres, and inter-governmental and non-governmental bodies.


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