economic development

  • RESEARCH

    CLES Manifesto for local economies

    17th March 2015
    This CLES Manifesto is underpinned by our values and principles and is based on the experience of our work in local economies over...
  • RESEARCH

    Developing Resilient Town Centres

    12th February 2015
    What makes a resilient town centre? This paper, aimed at people working to support their high street, town or city centre, provide...
  • RESEARCH

    The Local Double Dividend

    2nd February 2015
    This CLES research report argues the flawed economic thinking and a Treasury economic model that has left so many parts of the UK ...
  • BULLETIN

    The Autumn Statement 2014

    17th December 2014
    This bulletin seeks to explore this debate of infrastructure development versus cuts in more detail and highlight what was in the ...
  • RESEARCH

    Due North: Report of the Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

    15th September 2014
    The report details evidence on trends in health inequalities and flowing from this provides a set of recommendations – based on...
  • RESEARCH

    The future of LEPs: the small business perspective

    3rd September 2014
    This report, produced in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses, examines the progress made by LEPs and sets out a wa...
  • Voodoo economic development

    I have written elsewhere that within local government, there is an emerging crisis in local economic thinking, policy and strategy. I believe, the government has some fragments of great ideas, and is straining to be radical, but its shrouded in austerity, there is slow progress and a disjuncture in logic. It’s voodoo economic development!