Economic Development, LED & Community Development

  • Local Economic Development, including community development, local procurement and supplier development advisory services
  • Holistic, asset based community development at a grass roots level, including development for extractive and renewable energy communities
  • Community profiling
  • Community engagement through Asset Based Driven Community Development
  • Social and Labour Plans (SLPs) and similar
  • Integration of CSI and Socio-economic Development (SED) strategies with overall community development
  • Economic analysis and modelling for business development and grass-roots initiatives
  • Business feasibilities, often including socio-economic impact assessment
  • Skills development and job creation
  • Social entrepreneurship initiative design and support
  • Use of micro-franchising models to create business-linked opportunities between big business, SMMEs and communities
  • Emerging farmer development and innovative agriculture models to address food security, local community development and poverty