Introduction to Local Economic Development

Tuesday 1st  November 2016, central Manchester 

10am until 4pm

This CLES learning event will introduce participants to the principles and concepts of local economic development and regeneration.  It will provide a foundation for understanding how economic development has evolved over time, and how it continues to develop now, with the implications that this has for people and places.  The event is focused towards those who are new to economic development or who wish to further develop their conceptual understanding of the discipline.

Follow-up support

Date TBC at training

An optional half-day session to take place three months after the main training course. The session is an opportunity for trainees to share any issues they have faced putting what they have learnt into practice with the trainer. Learners will also be able to catch-up with other trainees and learn from each other’s experiences. There will be a refresh of any course content required.


  • Introduction to Local Economic Development (one day)- £225
  • Follow-up support (half day)- £50

A discount of 20% is available on the above prices to voluntary and community sector organisations.

CLES members will receive a 40% discount on the above prices. CLES members can use prepaid event days to book this course where appropriate. 

Course fees include detailed reference materials and refreshments.