NWDA to consult on economic evidence findings

The North West Development Agency's Regional Intelligence Unit is holding a series of consultation sessions in September on the evidence papers it published recently in preparation for writing the next Regional Economic Strategy.

Sessions will be run on a number of themes:

Business + Skills & Employment

Friday 5 Sep
10am – 1pm

Warrington

Business + Planning, Housing & Infrastructure + Environment

Friday 19 Sep
10am – 1pm

Kendal

Business + People & Communities + Skills & Employment

Thurs 11 Sep
10am-1pm

Accrington, Lancashire

Skills & Employment + People & Communities
(jointly hosted with Voluntary Sector Northwest and One Northwest)

Monday 8 Sep
12.30pm – 4pm

Ardwick, North Manchester

Skills & Employment + Planning, Housing & Infrastructure

Monday 15 Sep
10am-1pm

Liverpool

People & Communities + Planning, Housing and Infrastructure + Environment

Friday 12 Sept
10am-1pm

Wigan

Invitations to the event, issued today, encourage "partners' qualitative input as to what should be included [in the region's economic evidence base] and why, as such it would be appreciated if partners could give some thought to this in advance of the sessions. We are keen to establish what have we missed out of the evidence base, why this is important and what does it tell us?"

Copies of the consultation papers and online booking is available at the NWDA RIU website. Delegates may attend as many sessions as required. To tie in with the dates of the sessions the RIU will be extending the closing date of the consultation to Monday 22 September 2008.

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