Private Finance and Economic Development

City and Regional Investment

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City and regional governments as well as development agencies will learn from this report how to develop their own toolbox of instruments and structures for leveraging private finance.  What role can private financing play in local economic development?  To address this issue, this study draws on practical examples from North America and Europe to show how municipal and regional authorities can capitalise on private financing for economic development purposes.  The book is for policy researchers, entrepreneurs, academia and government circles.




This concluding chapter reviews some of the instruments available and identifies a number of key lessons that should be taken into account if leveraging private finance is to be successful. The chapter examines in turn the issues of leveraging private finance into community building, SME support and brownfields regeneration before discussing the issue of the transferability of approaches and finally setting out some key overall messages for city and region policy makers...


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