Local Economy Forum: podcast introducting local and regional economic development

16 Episodes of educational video setting out the principles and practice of local and regional economic development.

Topical podcasts and commentary on current challenges and issues facing local and regional economic development.

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S2E1: S2 Debates – Episode 1 Advice to the new UK government in 2024

Episode 1 of Series 2 reflects on Glenn’s 30 years of professional experience working in local and regional economic development in the UK and gives some advice for the next government that will enter power after the July 2024 election. This is part of Series 2 which is concerned with debates, research and views to inform future economic development policy and practice.

Key principles

There are two key principles that I employ in our approach to local economic development and the services and expertise I offer.

The first principle is that: Economic Development builds Prosperous Inclusive Communities that are Sustainable (EPICS).

The second princple is that: My mission is to help build great economic development organisations.



ABCD competency framework

Is your organisation A, B, C, or D at economic development – are you an Amateur, Beginner, Competent or Dynamic?

Throughout this podcast series we will illustrate what the concepts and tools mean in practice, and what kinds of behaviours and approaches are demonstrated by Dynamic, or great, economic development organisastions and teams.