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Economic Development

Economic Development
Economic development is all about improving the economy of our area, by attracting new businesses, encouraging investment opportunities, increasing job opportunities, promoting leisure and tourism, and identifying opportunities for sustainable growth and development.

An analysis of the local economy is carried out by the Council's Economic Development Department and a development strategy is drawn up that usually covers a 3-5 year period. Moyle District has successfully delivered three economic development strategies since 1995 improving the quality of life for its business community and citizens.

In May 2008 Moyle District Council launched its new five year strategy in a period of economic uncertainty. During this period of falling house prices, a reduction in consumer spending and banks withdrawing much needed finance to businesses, Moyle Council is confident it will continue to deliver support and provide a programme of initiatives that will help our economy remain competitive and sustainable.

Economic Development Activities
The role of the Economic Development Department can be varied and includes working at both a strategic level and at operational, implementation level. Duties might include some or all of the following:
Economic Development in Moyle
 Moyle District Council is committed to supporting and developing the local economy and this involves a range of activities and initiatives to enhance quality of life and promote prosperity for its residents, business community and visitors.

The Council has agreed a vision which is “To act as the main facilitator for action, in all matters related to economic and tourism development in the Moyle Council Area”

Inherent within the vision are five core values which include

You can find out more about our core values in the Economic and Tourism Strategy and Action Plan 2008-2013 – “Facilitating Success”
For further information on maters relating to Economic Development in the Moyle District Council area please contact;
Emma McGill 
Economic Development Officer

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