Corridor or blind alley? The A1M Herts Corridor Consortium

Charlesworth, Julie; Kraithman, David and Rainnie, A. L. (1989). Corridor or blind alley? The A1M Herts Corridor Consortium. Local Economy, 4(3) pp. 209–218.



Local authority intervention in the local economy has proliferated in recent years and is not, as much work suggests, confined to large Labour controlled authorities coping with inner city problems and/or declining heavy industry; a wide variety of economic development initiatives are being executed by councils across the political spectrum. This paper examines the notion of growth coalitions and attempts to shed some light on these aspects of neglected research and reasons for local authority intervention, exemplified by the A1M Herts Corridor Campaign, an economic development initiative to attract inward investment to an affluent county.

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