Published: 24th Sep 2013

What’s love got to do with local economic development? The council at Coffs Harbour in Australia has put the ‘L’ word at the heart of its local economic strategy, as Kristina Cooke explains. This month our council will officially adopt our local economic strategy. It marks the start of the next phase for Coffs Harbour to truly express its love for the city in a whole load of exciting ways. When it happens, it will have been a journey of over a year, when we launched the start of an extensive engagement process to identify our co-creators and unleash their mojo. The subtitle to the Coffs Harbour economic strategy – Growth through localisation and love of our city – really says it all. It is based on the belief that our community has an amazing abundance of existing and potential talent that we can support, nurture and develop. Through this … (To read the full article, subscribe below)