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Unleashing Municipal Enterprise: stimulating economic growth in the digital era PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Brunnen   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 09:01

DNA double helixA new Groupe Intellex paper urges greater empowerment of UK municipalities to take a stronger role in developing their local digital infrastructures as a foundation for future economic growth and community development.

The graphic selected for the front of this paper shows the double helix representation of DNA – the stuff of life. 

The shot was taken from the chapel of the research institute of the hospital of San Raffaele in Milan.

The message is that digitalisation is now deeply embedded in the DNA of modern economies.  The Digital Economy is a term that is now almost redundant; what part of economic activity is not in some way facilitated or enabled by digital networks and technologies?

The paper draws together several threads - calls for devolution, new insights into the efficacy of public investment and demands for smarter attention to local needs – and contrasts the centralised state supervision of the UK with progressive communities across the world.

The topic will be discussed at NextGen 14 ‘Fast Track to the Future’ conference in Derby (November 11th & 12th) and is now available for download via our blog site.

Video interview available from NextGenTV - http://bit.ly/1xTB8eo 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:05
 

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