Developing a New Lviv Strategy

  • Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy and Natalya Izosimova of the Effective Governance Foundation
  • Russia’s General Consul Yevgeniy Guzeev and  Yaroslav Nakonechnyj, Honorary Consul of the  Austrian Republic
  • Nataliya Korolivska of the Lviv  Committee of Industrial and  Regulatory Policy
  • President of the Lviv Guild of Res- taurant owners Mark Zarkhin and  colleague Vardkez Arzumanyan
Issue 14, June 2009.

On May 26 Lviv Business School welcomed a wide range of local administrators and representatives of the business community for a presentation of the new strategy plan for Lviv drawn up by the Foundation for Effective Governance together with international consultants Monitor Group. The strategy foresees two stages of development – analysis of the city’s strengths and identification of priorities followed by a further six months to draw up an overall scheme for the city’s further development. Monitor Group (www.monitor.com) works with the world’s leading corporations, governments and social sector organizations to drive growth. The firm has extensive expertise in regional economic competitiveness and has worked on more than 175 projects in 58 countries over the last 20 years to analyze and develop economic development strategies in regions and countries around the world. Founded in 1983 by six entrepreneurs, including Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, Monitor is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the firm employs over 1,500 people in 22 countries worldwide. Flatteringly, Monitor officials had previously identified Lviv as the most attractive city in Ukraine for their work.