Economic development is concerned with the programmes, policies and activities that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life within an area. Within Dorset, economic development is being delivered through both the district and county councils.
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Economic development - Christchurch
Christchurch is not just a beautiful holiday destination. Christchurch already enjoys a diverse and prosperous local economy but also has many opportunities for existing businesses to grow and for relocating businesses to move into the area.
Economic development - Dorset County Council
The Economic Development Group is responsible for the council's work on economic development, and European issues, influencing policy development from European through to local levels.
Economic Development - East Dorset District Council
Information on economic development in East Dorset.
Economic Development - North Dorset District Council
We have prepared an Economic Development Strategy to address the needs of the local businesses and support them through the next few years, by targeting its resources and those of its partners on what local businesses have told us that they would most value.
Economic Development - Purbeck
Information on economic development in Purbeck.
Economic regeneration - Weymouth and Portland
Business support and advice available in Weymouth and Portland.
Economic regeneration - West Dorset
Business support and advice available in West Dorset.
Local Economic Assessment (Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole)
Information on the The Local Economic Assessment (LEA).
Local Enterprise Partnership
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are joint local authority business bodies brought forward by authorities themselves to promote economic development.