High vacancy rates, dilapidation, soil contamination and asbestos; those are the spatial physical issues at a business park that are often the focus of attention.
Is it really not happening anywhere? Oh, but it is. And quite successfully. In 2009, the Overijssel provincial authority created Herstructureringsmaatschappij Overijssel (HMO, Overijssel Restructuring Company).
Getting business interests involved in area improvement created scope for private investment. And that led to opportunities!
Learn and let learn
Over the past nine years, HMO has done a lot of learning. Our aim now is to pass on this knowledge and let others learn from us. And that’s where this practical book comes in.
Facts & Figures
Central question: how do we get the market to invest?