Some of the coverage: March-November 

 

LEPs and Localisation: guiding principles for local economic renewal – LWM evaluation of West Midlands LEP proposals: Supporting Local Economic Renewal for Sustainability  

Enterprise Zones: David Bailey’s analysis 

A proposal to put forward Birmingham city centre as the location of the Enterprise Zone

John Clancy’s recommendations 

The final sentence in David Bailey’s Post article suggests that “a small slice of that £700 million pot that the LEP reckons will be created by the city centre Enterprise Zone could go towards funding a new city site for the Markets”. 

And the latest, Bailey in the Coventry Telegraph: Give Coventry LEPs powers to get the job done:

“Consulting widely in its first year is probably a good thing to do in setting priorities for the city and beyond, especially if the LEP is to develop a consensual approach to economic development . . . more action and less talking would help on that front, but that isn’t exactly easy when the LEPs have no real resources, limited powers and at best an influencing role. The failure for example to hand powers and resources over skills to the LEPs has been a key mistake in government policy . . . giving LEPs some real powers and the ability to raise finance would help. That in turn could be linked to the willingness of the LEPs to cooperate to get things done at the ‘right’ local scale.”

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A series of seminars is planned, giving further input on related subjects 

 

2011/2012

 Economic Development Seminar Series  

Wednesday 7th December 2011  at Coventry University Technology Park (HDTI Building, Room 2F) at 4pm – 6pm

Professor David Bailey (Coventry University Business School and Chair, RSA)

“Manufacturing, the Economy and the West Midlands”

Wednesday 14th December 2011 at Coventry University Technology Park (CC1.4 –Techno Centre) at 4pm – 6pm

Professor Alex De Ruyter (Canterbury Christ Church University)

“Plant closure and labour market precariousness: an analysis of the status of MG Rover workers 4 years after closure” 

Wednesday 11th January 2012 at Coventry University Technology Park (CC1.4 –Techno Centre) at 4pm – 6pm

Dr Lisa De Propis (University of Birmingham)

“Why do creative industries matter for economic recovery?” 

Wednesday 25th January 2012 at Coventry University Technology Park (CC1.4 –Techno Centre) at 4pm – 6pm

Dr Jason Begley (SURGE, Coventry University)

“UK policy and the Low Carbon Vehicle sector” 

Tuesday 7th February 2012 at Coventry University Technology Park (HDTI Building, Room 2F) at 4pm – 6pm

Professor John Shutt (Leeds Metropolitan University)

“LEPs: toothless tigers or strategic enablers? can they live up to the hype?” 

Friday 3rd February 2012 Breakfast Meeting at 7am – 9am/10am at Coventry University Technology Park (Techno Centre Restaurant)

Professor David Bailey, Dr Nigel Berkeley (Coventry University Business School/SURGE) and the West Midlands Economy All Parliamentary Group

“Future of West Midlands Economy” 

Light Refreshments will be available and there is no charge for attendance 

Please book online for our events by clicking on the following link: 

https://www.eventsforce.net/cu/101/register 

Please contact Nicola Boyle at SURGE if you have any queries

n.boyle@coventry.ac.uk

Telephone: 02476 795791 or Mobile: 07974 984541