Markets as a tool for community wealth building
An online round table discussion for local authority officers with an interest in inclusive economies, exploring how markets can support them.
To mark the release of developing markets as community hubs for inclusive economies: a best practice handbook for market operators, Markets 4 People and CLES will be hosting a discussion event for local authority officers to explore the roles and functions of markets in community wealth building. The event will particularly focus on how markets, including those bolstered by recent town and city centre regeneration funding, can support the delivery of wide-ranging local authority priorities such as the response to the cost-of-living crisis, health improvement and inclusive economies.
Who is this for?
This event is aimed at local authority officers who are involved in driving community wealth building activity in their councils, spanning corporate strategy, economic development, public health and those with an interest in inclusive economies, high streets/town centres and markets.
What will I learn?
The event will be chaired by CLES’s Chief Executive, Sarah Longlands, who will provide an overview of the role that we see for markets in supporting the development of inclusive economies and community wealth building agendas in place, and how this relates to recent government funding schemes. Markets4People’s Sara González and Myfanwy Taylor will then discuss the findings of their research and the key discussion points from the best practice handbook they have developed. Together CLES and M4P will then lead a facilitated discussion amongst attendees to draw out further learning and set the parameters for future work in this area.