‘An extraordinary story of self help and mutual aid cascading down through the ages.’
Economic Development Archives - NewStart
Local investment which can re-balance neighbourhood economies depends upon the necessary ‘friction’ of community engagement. We should take note, and enable both.
Lack of affordable office space is putting pressure on SMEs.
Big picture ideas have created little while private industry has carried on and created a modern economy despite the role of government.
Could a basic income reduce poverty levels in Scotland?
Lower rail fares, a network development fund and grants for electric bikes
‘Good growth goes hand-in-hand with place-based transformation, where local and central government and the private sector act together.’
‘We need automation, we need to develop skills and we need immigration, but we need it in the right amount in the right places’.
Industrial strategy should ‘seek to do something for everywhere’.
‘Our preoccupation with the city alone is highly irresponsible.’