East Devon Business Forum has been set up to work to improve communication between businesses here in East Devon, local government and those external bodies that influence the health of our area. Our aim is to foster local economic resilience and sustainable business growth.
- To act as a forum in which business organisations, major employers and the District Council can meet on a regular basis and agree, so far as possible, a common approach and policy on matters relating to the ecomony, prosperity and well-being of East Devon.
- To facilitate the communication of views and opinions between the business community and the District Council (and any other relevant local government and public bodies) and through an effective partnership with local government to promote the prosperity of the District.
- Specifically, to advise on the preparation, adoption and performance of an Economic Development Strategy for East Devon and the Council's annual service plan for Economic Development; to facilitate development and implementation of the East Devon Community Plan; and identify or promote by other means, issues relevant to the economic well-being of people living and working in East Devon.