Resourceful small enterprises, innovative high value businesses, agriculture and tourism form Devon’s diverse and dynamic economy. Devon’s employment rate is higher than the UK average and the county has a culture of enterprise and resourcefulness. But average wages and productivity are low and skill shortages present a barrier to growth in some parts of the county.
|Can you?||We will:||By working together:|
|Support children to do well at school?||Work with others to ensure young people have a quality education, good skills and opportunities||More young people will lead fulfilling and productive lives|
|Help others to improve their knowledge and skills?||Support a thriving and resilient business sector||More people will find employment, including those furthest from work|
|Shop locally and support local businesses?||Plan for growth and promote investment in Devon||There will be more new jobs and business start ups, particularly in key knowledge sectors|
|Consider running a small enterprise to meet local needs?||Support social enterprise and make sure people who need support have a good range of choice||New ways of providing services at lower cost will flourish|
|Reduce waste, recycle and reuse?||Manage waste efficiently and promote renewable energy||A great deal of money will be saved and Devon’s energy needs will be reduced|