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Strategies for Shaping Territorial Competitiveness

The issue of territorial strategy is currently extremely popular among regional policy-makers. In Europe this popularity has been stoked by the European Commission’s adoption of the smart specialization concept and insistence that all regions that want to receive structural funds … Continue reading

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Measuring territorial competitiveness: Why we should look behind the headlines

I was surprised to read in the newspaper earlier this week the headline that the Basque Country, where I live and work, has lost competitiveness since 1999. The surprise was not so much at whether or not this is true, … Continue reading

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Why territories also need a strategy

This week we welcome over 450 delegates from around the world to the Basque Country for the annual global conference of The Competitiveness Institute (TCI Network). This year’s conference seeks to address the critical issue of how to construct place-based … Continue reading

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