Public Commercial Development
In recent years, several municipalities are taking on a key strategic role as facilitators of local development. Together with citizens, businesses and civil society, new ways and new solutions must be created.
When cities and communities are in a development process, municipalities must ensure an attractive framework for business, create good conditions for citizens and be clear about their strategic priorities and investments.
At Epinion, we work with municipalities and other local stakeholders to establish dialogue with citizens and businesses and provide a knowledge basis and insights on which development plans can be based. Whether they concern settlement policies, housing policies, industrial policies, marketing, branding or something else entirely, we contribute systematic and in-depth analyses of local situations and advise on how analyses can be translated into strategic recommendations. We have insight into the local reality and our team draws on experience from collaborations with a large number of municipalities on a diverse range of issues.
There is no one right way to implement a settlement analysis or a business climate survey – we can advise you on the analysis design that makes sense in relation to your current needs. And most importantly, we can ensure that research is translated into insights that can be used in policy development, strategic choices and specific initiatives so that it ultimately represents a valuable contribution to political work.