Seminar Entrepreneurs, towns and regions
Wednesday November 6, 2002
Since the Second World War, the Caisse des dépôts has undergone a number of important changes. Its activities were formerly grouped within the same structure, but now they are clearly divided between a centre based on the private market and a centre of public interest. Its historic assignment to develop regions has acquired a new dimension of incorporating actions for economic development and public investment, in particular in the framework of urban politics. In the Île-de-France region, public establishments support numerous projects in areas of economic difficulty, through a mixture of public and private partnerships which are increasingly common and which aim to transform regions on a permanent basis. However, the world keeps changing and so do the needs of regional authorities. For the Caisse des dépôts, what is at stake is to be a recognised representative, which works together with all the partners.
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