Devon is the third largest county in England, its economy dominated by small businesses, farming, agriculture and tourism. A large proportion of the working population is either home-based or self-employed.
Key services include skills and innovation, business opportunities and inward investment, developing growth sectors and supply chains, developing the labour force and creating improved internet access through the Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband programme.
This service is currently delivering significant new projects including Skypark and Exeter Science Park, and a Rural Growth Network across Devon and Somerset.
Below is a breakdown of some of the key services in this area and how much we are spending on them in 2013/14.
|Strategic Planning and Development||£2.14m|