International comparative analysis of development agencies

International comparative study of the strategies of local development (Boston, Toronto, Helsinki, Stockholm, Lyon, Munich and Turin) commissioned by Barcelona Activa

  • Funding body: Barcelona Activa
  • Period: 2017



The objective of the work is to carry out a comparative analysis of the strategies of local economic development among the main cities on a world scale to draw conclusions on the most relevant lines of action of Barcelona Activa.

The cities of Boston, Toronto, Helsinki, Stockholm, Lyon, Munich and Turin have been selected.

The work team has travelled to these cities to interview representatives of the management teams of the departments or the economic promotion agencies of these cities or their metropolitan areas.

From the results of the interviews a report has been prepared for each of the cities, as well as a general report that draws the main conclusions and identifies the main trends in the local policies of economic development.


Photo credit: Jocelyn Kinghorn, Have a Go!

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