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Developing an effective local industrial strategy


Local governments in the UK have been writing economic development plans for decades, mostly with limited success. So can the latest drive to boost national productivity through local efforts show that this time is different? Henry Overman and Naomi Clayton have looked at a wide range of evidence to draw up a set of principles for local policy-makers seeking to design an effective industrial strategy.


Naomi Clayton and Henry Overman

2 November 2018     Paper Number CEPCP540

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