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Business, People & Places: Learning from the NWDA's Experience

Business, People & Places







For nearly 12 years, the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has been working hard to invest in projects and activities that make the biggest impact on the regional economy – the transformational actions. We have learned a lot over this time about what works and does not work. Business, People, Places: Learning from the NWDAʼs Experience is designed to help share our experience, good practice and learning, for the benefit of leaders, policy makers and practitioners in the post-RDA economic development landscape. There will be a follow-up document, which we will publish before our closure in March 2012, which will set out how key activities will be taken forward once NWDA has gone and where further information can be found.

Business, People, Places: Learning from the NWDAʼs Experience is not designed to celebrate the achievements of the NWDA – that was the purpose of Making Big Things Happen issued in 2009 – but to capture what has happened in the North West over the past few years and provide a flavour of the thinking behind our activity and our evolution. We hope it provides a clear picture of the important learning gained by the NWDA as we tried over the decade or so of our existence to improve the North West for businesses, for people, and for places. It reflects the views of a large number of people, inside and outside the Agency, who have been involved in different ways in the activity of the NWDA and have knowledge, experience and learning to

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