Jobs for the Future

Jobs for the Future Blueprint

The Jobs for the Future Blueprint research was the first stage in the development of the Economic Development Strategy and will be invaluable in forming the content of the new strategy. This work involved a survey to local businesses to understand projected growth and employment opportunities for the next 20 years.

This was followed by a survey, asking residents about their skills and future priorities which revealed that many who leave the shire for work each day would rather have a job closer to home.

As a case study, the shire’s potential to create employment through agriculture identified the sector as a key competitive strength (for every 100 jobs in agriculture, a further 70 jobs are being created in the rest of the economy).