Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED Programme)

Conference on Local Economic Strategies for Equity and Growth: Building on Success - Glasgow's Future Prosperity


In February 2000 the OECD LEED Programme created the Forum for Cities and Regions in Glasgow.  At the landmark conference, Globalisation and Devolution the OECD and Scottish Enterprise joined forces to debate the policy challenges for a new era of politics, governance and economic development.

In 2006, the OECD LEED Programme returns to the city to work in partnership with Scottish Enterprise Glasgow and Glasgow City Council to contribute to the new economic strategy. The strategy will shape the city over the next decade as it tackles issues of worklessness, urban regeneration, SMEs and entrepreneurship and sustaining economic growth. Glasgow has been an important source of learning and local development best practice throughout the world - the new strategy offers the opportunity to establish benchmarks for sustainable economic strategy making relevant to cities and regions throughout OECD member countries.

This conference was held in Glasgow on 5-6 June 2006 to discuss the findings of the expert study mission which took place in Glasgow last January.  Participants included stakeholders, policymakers and politicians. You can download the presentations by experts from this link.

For more information, please contact Ms. Debra Mountford or Ms. Gabriela Miranda from the OECD LEED Programme.

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