How resilient is your local economy?: A pilot research project

12th April 2010.

CLES has recently developed a model for local economic resilience.  This was forged through two pieces of work.  Firstly, research work which assessed economic resilience in 6 local authorities areas around the world, funded through the Norfolk Charitable Trust. Secondly, through research work into local economic strategies where we call for a ‘new wave of local economic activism’.

CLES is now seeking to work with local authorities to apply of our resilience model in the UK.  Specifically, we would like to explore how the model can be used to assess and understand how resilient your economy is.  This should assist in informing revisions to current economic strategies in order to plan for new economic challenges such as rising unemployment, climate change and demographic shifts.