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Best Practices for Promoting Local Sustainable Economic Development
A collection of successful case studies that together provide a concentration of best practices for promoting sustainable local economies. The cases are grouped in chapters, organized around the main fields of activity for promoting sustainable local economies that were the focus of Project Wealth: creative industries; local tourism; local public procurement; local food systems; and fostering small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The case studies present a variety of different strategies for promoting sustainable local economies, which have been successfully implemented in the partnering regions of Project Wealth. Each chapter begins with some general background for the field in question, and then proceeds with the case studies, each of which contains general information about the region, the background for the initiative, the principle activities involved, outcomes and impact, and finally conclusions and insights.

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