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EDCs in the East Midlands

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Following the previous Government's review of sub-national economic development, proposals were brought forward for establishing Economic Development Companies to coordinate local economic policy and delivery, building on the earlier Urban Regeneration Company model. GENECON was appointed to advise on EDC proposals across the East Midlands. In Leicester and Derby we led stakeholder consultations and options analysis to consider alternative models for integrating a range of existing delivery bodies. In the case of Leicester this led to the establishment of a new Leicester & Leicestershire EDC, Prospect Leicestershire, while in Derby the approach included reinforcing the delivery capacity of the City Council. Following the Coalition Government's 'Local Growth' White Paper, Local Enterprise Partnership's are progressing for Leicester & Leicestershire and for Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire & cities.

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