Economic Development Update

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The statistics for 2019 on the local economy from informetrics are now available.

Overall the economic activity driven by the rebuild of SH1 and the rail is significantly easing but most trends remain positive.

There was a 2.5% GDP growth in 2019, with the highest contributing sectors being accommodation and food sectors, dairy cattle farming, then rail, water and other transport.

Employment grew 1.8% primarily driven by construction. 

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Council has also produced a series of five short videos highlighting our District as a whole and a number of our unique businesses and developments. The videos are freely available for use at conferences and online promotions. 


View or download the rest of the videos here.

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