Local Economic Development

Overview

The philosophy underpinning the basic understanding in the of the IYM Council in relation to the economic trajectory of the municipality. Based on this understanding, the economic development vision and strategic intent of the District are determined as follows:

  • Maximise the economic value and job creation potential of the municipality through a focus on the strengthening of the comparative advantages of priority sectors and creating a distinctive competitive advantage in the timber and livestock production and processing sectors.
  • Maximise the economic value and job creation potential of the District through a focus on the strengthening of the comparative advantages of priority sectors and creating a distinctive competitive edge.
SMME Development
Agriculture
Tourism
  • Capacity building of existing SMME’s,
  • Monitoring of existing projects,
  • Business development,
  • Business retention,
  • Investment planning, and
  • Formation of cooperatives
  • Poverty alleviation,
  • Promotion and development of cooperatives
  • Promotion of local tourism,
  • Development of local SMME’s,
  • Development of accommodation sector,
  • Participate in national and international conferences, and
  • Heritage Development.