Issued: 1 June 2001
Council Spearheads Economic Strategy
Angus Council is at the forefront of plans to develop a strategy to ensure the future economic prosperity of the county.
The authority plans to appoint consultants to undertake the preparation of a cross-cutting economic development strategy.
A meeting of the Council’s economic development committee on Thursday 31 May, heard that the last economic development strategy for the area was set out when Angus Council was established in 1996.
Since then there have been major changes in the structure of the economy, on the role of the of the enterprise network and on national policy towards joined up economic activity.
Convener of Economic Development Jack Gibb said: "These and other influences need to be reflected in a forward looking economic development strategy and action plan. There is an urgent need to prepare an economic development strategy plan, which reflects national policy in relation to the modernisation agenda and towards which various agencies, and organisations in the area can jointly aspire. The appointment of consultants is the first step in achieving this."
The committee agreed to seek tenders for the preparation of a strategy, which will be drafted in consultation with the Angus Economic Development Partnership.