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NewsGreater Manchester Social Value Network

19th April 2016

CLES has been involved in developing the Greater Manchester Social Value Network, the core purpose of which is to influence stakeholders, policy and strategy at the Greater Manchester level around social value.

NewsNew programme of CLES events

31st March 2016

CLES has today launched a new programme of learning events and a new series of CLES Think Time events.

NewsCommunity Wealth Building: Harnessing the potential of anchor institutions

23rd March 2016

Our historic and contemporary work around anchor institutions has led to a realisation that in times of economic uncertainty and austerity there is a host of unrealised potential within anchor institutions in places all across the UK which needs to be harnessed further. In this CLES 10 we therefore outline ten key steps to realising this potential.

NewsThe Politics of the North: Governance, Territory and Identity in Northern England

22nd January 2016

CLES has contributed a chapter to a new publication by Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

NewsCLES advances a good local economy across Europe

8th October 2015

The CLES Deputy Chief Executive, Matthew Jackson, has been accepted as a validated Lead Expert for the European Union’s URBACT III programme.

NewsBuilding a new local economy: Lessons from the United States

8th September 2015

This publication details the learning derived from a trip to the United States in Summer 2015 and is linked to CLES’ wider thinking about local economic development.

Press releaseFact-finding mission to United States kicks off development of a new economic model

26th May 2015

CLES deputy chief executive Matthew Jackson is to visit cutting-edge projects in the United States as part of work to develop a more socially progressive model for local economic development in the UK.

NewsHow independent is your town? New tool shines a light on place relationships

30th April 2015

A groundbreaking new tool has been launched in Scotland that will help places plan for the future.

NewsCreating a good local economy: the role of anchor institutions

22nd April 2015

Anchor institutions are crucial to the functioning of our local economies. They bring wealth in the form of jobs and supply chains and are unlikely to leave the locality. CLES has been working with Preston City Council on a ground-breaking piece of work which has sought to accelerate the benefit 6 anchor institutions based in the City bring in wider local economic, social and environmental terms.

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