Unashamedly I admit I love cars. I love driving cars, I love watching motorsport and I’m doing my best to encourage my 10 year old nephew to appreciate this love affair. The opportunity to spend the weekend watching V8 utes race along with Porsches and F1s is why I head to Mighty Manfeild for events like the New Zealand Prix, and who wouldn’t when you can see the whole of circuit Chris Amon from any seat. But I’m not the only one and this is where my interest in motorsports and economics starts to become more apparent.
Regional development is economic development within a defined geographic (or other) area. Like economic development, it requires you to know where you want to be, or what you want to achieve.
Often it involves understanding where you currently are, your resources and areas of comparative advantage, and the environment that you are operating in.
BERL has detailed regional datasets that can identify what is happening in your regional economy – past and present. We can even provide scenarios on how your regional economy might look at some point in the future.
Applying frameworks that incorporate latest thinking and approaches, we can work with you to achieve your regional development objectives.
If you wish to find out more, we are more than happy to talk to you.