Regional Development Agency


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Regional Development Agency (RDA)

a government body responsible for pursuing policies to achieve a combination of economic, social and environmental improvements in the regions of the UK (see REGIONAL POLICY). There are currently nine RDAs in England (North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands, East, South East, London and the South West) and one each covering Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. RDAs work closely with the local authorities and local businesses in their areas to foster industrial regeneration and expansion.

See SMALL BUSINESS SCHEME, BUSINESS LINK, DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY.

Regional Development Agency (RDA)

a government body responsible for pursuing policies to achieve a combination of economic, social and environmental improvements in the regions of the UK. There are currently nine RDAs in England (North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands, East, South East, London and South West) and one each covering Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. RDAs work closely with the local authorities and local businesses in their areas to foster industrial regeneration and expansion. See REGIONAL POLICY, ASSISTED AREA, GREENFIELD LOCATION, BROWNFIELD LOCATION.
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