engage magazine issue 004 \'07 - Page 20

20 BUSINESS SUPPORT Sustainable Communities ‘What are the major challenges facing our communities today?’ To be thriving and sustainable, communities need new and growing businesses to provide wealth and jobs in communities. The public sector spends vast amounts of public money on providing economic development services in communities including our ethnic minority communities. But do these bodies always have the knowledge and experience to provide what these communities need, or would they be better served by relying on experts in specialised areas that have a track record of achieving results? engage | uk ISSUE FOUR 2007