Building foundations for growth

By Martin Reeves and Judith Atkinson and Jenny Coombs | 19 January 2015

Local Partnerships and Improvement & Efficiency West Midlands’ report, Rebuilding Our Local Economies: How West Midlands Councils Are Using Their Assets for Growth, set out how councils across the West Midlands are showing outstanding leadership, innovation and clear thinking during challenging times to convert surplus and outdated public estate into modern facilities and to intervene in failing markets.

They have built effective partnerships, generating investment, new jobs and community benefits all leading to sustained economic growth.

Where exceptional results were found they flowed from a particular leadership style within councils.

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