February 18, 2022
This report from UK think tank CLES looks at the role of procurement in local economic development.
This analysis was conducted by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) for Manchester City Council as part of an ongoing partnership. The 14-year collaboration between CLES and Manchester City Council has helped to reshape the national debate on local authority procurement and its power to deliver wider benefits to communities. It has inspired changes in the behaviour of both procurers and suppliers to realise real impacts for the Manchester economy and its residents. It has also inspired other authorities, institutions and places to think differently about the role of procurement in local economic development.Read Full Report