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.



Small- and medium-sized Enterprises

Instruments to improve access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have long been neglected as a tool to stimulate regional and local development but are probably one of the best policy options. This chapter explores these issues focusing firstly on the financing paradox, secondly on the demand-side issues, thirdly on the supply-side issues and concluding with some concrete recommendations for cities and regions...


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