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11 - How strong is the local economy?

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What success would mean

A strong local economy is an important contributor to quality of life through job creation, and the income it provides individuals and its contribution to local public services. Local businesses can improve the resilience of the communities to issues such as food shortages.

Strong local economies require, for example:

A strong local economy if good for...

Examples of Relevant National Indicators:

Case study:
BAA Meet the Buyer Events

What is it?

How does it work?

What are the main impacts?

For more information, contact:
Angela Sobers
T: 020 7700 0008

1. London Health Commission, 2006. Sustainable Local Economies for Health project (SLEHP)
2. Wolf, K.L., 1998. Urban Nature Benefits: Psycho-Social Dimensions of People and Plants (1) Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, USA
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4. Greater London Authority, 2003. Valuing Greenness: Green Spaces, House Prices & Londoner's Priorities. GLA

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