The demise of Carillion suggests an immaturity in central government procurement.
Matthew Jackson, Author at NewStart
There are two tiers of required change when it comes to procurement policy and practice post-Brexit.
Local economic development needs to focus on the wealth that already exists in places
Here are the key lessons learned from discussions around economic development policy in the United States.
In terms of influence, Providence is becoming an increasingly socially conscious place. The mayor of Providence and the wider City of Providence is seeking to ensure that the growth is aligned to social and environmental considerations.
The response to economic decline in Pittsburgh has, like Cleveland, been shaped by collaboration across organisations, philanthropic capital from a range of foundations, developing entrepreneurship through its core anchor institutions and in raising the profile of Pittsburgh as a place to invest in. What is different has been the approach to making the most of Pittsburgh’s environmental assets as spaces for both development and social interaction.
The scale of the challenge meant that something drastic had to be done to respond and to stop a city with a heritage of industry, manufacturing, health organisations and universities from floundering. The response has been one of collaboration with key organisations coming together to reinvigorate and rejuvenate the local economy.
Today, I embark on a three week fact-finding mission to the United States, to understand how US cities have responded to the challenges posed by economic decline and how we can learn from these activities in a UK context.
Addressing low pay is part of the place leadership role of local government, and the payment of the Living Wage will bring a range of economic and social benefits to their localities.