Local Economic Development
Municipal Mandate and Strategic Objective
The Local Economic Development is responsible for the provision of the municipal LED Services inclusive of:
- Business development and investment promotion
- SMME Development
- Development of SMME database
- Development of poverty alleviation plans
- The promotion of economic development; job creation, economic transformation and economic interventions within the municipal constituency.
The section is guided by policies established by National and Provincial Government.
Our section articulates the approach to economic development through the Municipality’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and an Economic Development Strategy (EDS) from which all activities are guided by, but not restricted to, as the section also responds to the broader challenges facing the municipal constituency by endorsing other initiatives such as the Provincial Growth Development Strategy.
The development of Small Businesses is now recognized as a common strategy for Local Economic Development in South Africa. We as the municipality are playing a facilitation role between governments initiatives to support SMME’s and further play a role in providing the necessary infrastructure for business to thrive.