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Promoting balanced regional development

The policy team highlights how balanced regional development can benefit not only the Western Region, but also Ireland as a whole.

The policy team make the case for a coherent approach to policy that harnesses the assets of both rural and urban areas, to enable regions to be the drivers of their own development and, in turn, strengthen the national economy.

Regional development shouldn’t be viewed as an isolated issue: it depends on the interaction between physical capital, natural capital, human capital, the business environment and the institutional framework all working together in a larger ecosystem.

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