Do Enterprise Zones Work?
Andrew Sissons with Chris Brown
28 February 2011
With the announcement of a new generation of Enterprise Zones widely expected in the Budget, This Work Foundation report warns they are likely to be ineffective at stimulating sustained growth in depressed areas. Enterprise Zones, tax breaks and other localised incentives may stimulate rapid investment in the short-term, but this typically lasts no more than three years before the area begins a long-term reversal back into depression.
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