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ESRC: 'What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth'

The ESRC is delighted to announce the funding of the new independent 'What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth'.

The centre will be based at the London School of Economics (LSE) and will be directed by Professor Henry Overman, the current director of the Spatial Economics Research Centre at LSE.

The centre is being funded by the ESRC, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

The centre, which will be a collaboration between LSE, the Centre for Cities and Arup, will gather, evaluate and disseminate evidence across a wide spectrum of interventions that promote local economic growth - such as employment, skills, regeneration and transport initiatives.

Go to New 'What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth' to view the full release.

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