Economic Development Department Core Business
The core business of the department is to push back the frontiers of poverty, underdevelopment and unemployment, strive to stimulate economic development, growth and transformation through pursuit of economically vibrant, inclusive and development friendly policies, strategies, and programmes that position the City as a preferred destination for trade, investment and tourism.
In collaboration with various national and provincial structures, the department facilitates job creation, skills development, poverty alleviation and enhancement of industrial competitiveness. It focuses on arresting flight of strategic investments by facilitating reduction in the cost of doing business within Ekurhuleni. In addition, this department facilitates SMME and co-operatives development; investment promotion, facilitation and retention; and EPWP and CWP development and job creation programmes in the City.
About The Department
The purpose of this department is to be a people-centred, investment responsive and efficient functional department that leads efforts to push back the frontiers of poverty, underdevelopment and unemployment through the pursuit of economically vibrant, inclusive and development friendly policies, strategies and programmes.
To lead, facilitate and promote economic transformation, inclusive growth and socio-economic development within the City of Ekurhuleni
Leading economic transformation, inclusive growth and socio-economic development within the City of Ekurhuleni
The Economic Development Department has five strategic goals:
Policy coherence and economic intelligence that drives positive socio-economic transformation and a cutting edge and smart regional economy.
Sound cooperative governance and partnerships that support the socio-economic development agenda.
An enabling and globally connected business environment that is a destination of choice for tourism, investment and trade.
Good corporate governance, effective systems, processes, and efficient resource utilisation supporting a high performance culture.
Accelerated and shared economic growth through skills development and enterprise support and development that improves the livelihoods of diverse communities.
Economic Development Department’s work seeks to achieve the following objectives:
To strive for a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable regional economy that prioritises the interests of its adverse communities through new knowledge creation that drives positive change and improves livelihoods.
To ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni is a destination of choice for tourism, investment and trade through enhancement of its Airport City Value Proposition.
To ensure that poverty, underdevelopment and unemployment are reduced through integrated efforts that prioritize action learning, human development, accelerated and shared economic growth.
To facilitate the development of a cutting edge globally connected and smart regional economy that is investment friendly and pro-development.
To create a business conducive environment that attracts investment, create jobs and economic competitiveness.
To ensure accelerated and shared economic growth through skills development, enterprise development and investment retention.