Incentivising, zoning and planning for growth

CLES think time

CLES think time sessions aim to provide an enjoyable and interesting opportunity for debate, discussion and new ideas.  They will be small scale to encourage active participation and offer a chance to ask new and old questions, think about the future and about the lessons from the past. We want these sessions to be positive and inspiring so that you will leave enthused and keen to get out there and improve places for the future.

Each session will be facilitated by a CLES member of staff and the focus will be on discussion, debate, sharing views, opinions and experience.

This session

The secrets to local economic growth are no mystery – capital, labour and innovation crystallising within any given locality.  The coalition government has created a new take on how we develop these elements, through new policies and instruments, including, local enterprise partnerships, the regional growth fund, enterprise zones and a new approach to planning.  This think time session will interrogate current policy and explore new pathways to growth.


Free to all CLES subscribers – on the booking form just tick the box for CLES member – this will not count as an event day for those members with event days included in their membership. Non-members will be charged £25 plus VAT booking fee.

Includes refreshments.

Date  12th May

Time   2pm – 4pm

Venue Express Networks, 1 George Leigh Street, Manchester M4 5DL