Is it time for a Local Industrial Policy? – Innovating to deliver jobs and growth

NLGN’s new conference is centred on the future of local government’s approach to growth and economic regeneration, with a focus on kick-starting local startups and understanding the radical new avenues for sourcing investment.

NLGN Conferences are significant events in the public policy calendar year and an excellent opportunity to set out the economic context for this year and next, bringing together senior local government stakeholders, representatives from the private sector and thought leaders. This event will be an opportunity to definite the next steps for local government’s approach to growth and discuss whether a local industrial policy is both needed and viable.

Confirmed speakers already include:

Doug Richards, Founder and Chair, School for Start Ups
Dr. Adam Marshall, Director of Policy, British Chambers of Commerce
Chris Webber, Senior Policy Advisor, Cabinet Office
Iain McNab, Senior Policy Officer: BIS Local, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Cllr. Philip Atkins, Leader, Staffordshire County Council
Paul Blantern, Chief Executive, Northamptonshire County Council
Cllr Claire Kober, Leader, Haringey Council
Mike Emmerich, Chief Executive, New Economy
Cllr. Graham Chapman, Deputy Leader Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Resources and Regeneration, Nottingham City Council
Cllr. Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, London Borough of Hackney

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