Building New Local Economies in Scotland: Lessons from the United States
When: Friday 30th October
Address: Pinsent Masons Board Room, 139 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG. Map
Time: 14:30 - 16:45 (close by 17:15)
Booking and attendance: £25 (members) £50 (non members). As a special offer, those who reserve a place may bring a friend for free.
EDAS extends a warm invitation to learn about an important international study by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) - the UK's leading independent research organisation with a focus on economic development, regeneration and place-making.
Attendees will hear first-hand about CLES' recent fact-finding mission to the United States to investigate the responses of different areas to economic decline in a way that promotes progressive growth, social development, and addresses poverty and inequality. The CLES team will present key findings from their research, including on: collaboration, the local state, philanthropy, markets from within, inequality, the role of the social sector, and BIDs.
Together with speakers from the Scottish Government, Social Enterprise Scotland, and EDAS, those attending will be able to discuss the implications of the mission's findings for the development of local strategies to achieve productive growth balanced with social inclusion and wellbeing in Scotland - one of four key priorities in the Scottish Government's new economic strategy.
Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, CLES. Biography.
Matthew Jackson, Deputy Chief Executive, CLES. Biography.
David McPhee, Head of Business and Digital Analytical Unit, Office of the Chief Economic Advisor to the Scottish Government
Fraser Kelly, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Scotland. Biography.
- Susan Love and Robert Pollock, EDAS Board
Image: Pittsburgh, one of several sites visited by CLES