Economy and Enterprise – Devon County Council working to promote sustainable economic growth in Devon through commissioning and delivering a range of activities, both independently and through partnerships with other organisations and also work closely with the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership. To keep up-to-date with our work follow us on Twitter, read our blog, and sign up to receive the Business and Economy news bulletin
Business support We are closely involved with a wide range of projects to provide support and guidance for all types of business in Devon. ERDF Growth Support Programme
Funding and economic research
As well as being involved in several funding schemes to support the growth of Devon’s businesses, we work collaboratively with other authorities and bodies on a number of projects. To support all our work, extensive economic research is commissioned and undertaken to provide a firm evidence base to support decision making.
Funding and Partnerships Funding and Partnerships
Devon Funding News we have set up the Devon Funding News website to provide a single portal for all funding news and information relating to Devon County Council and our partners in the community and voluntary sector. This includes both national and EU funding.
Devonomics we are responsible for maintaining the Devonomics webpages, which provide the latest economic indicators and analysis for Devon.
Local Economic Assessment alongside Devonomics, we have also produced a comprehensive Local Economic Assessment for Devon, which describes our county’s specific economic circumstances.
Economic data dashboard this draws together a set of core indicators against which, the health of Devon’s labour market can be mapped and assessed.
Employment and inward investment finding the right balance of appropriate skills to support the current and future needs of individuals, businesses and the local economy is a key priority for the Economy and Enterprise team. Ensuring our workforce have the appropriate skills is also crucial in order to optimise Devon’s offer as a business destination and attract inward investment to the county.
Infrastructure working on a range of infrastructure projects, with partners, to support the growth and resilience of the economy. This includes the deployment of superfast broadband, development of a range of employment sites in strategic locations, Mobile coverage, and District Heating and energy schemes.