Council plan

Economic growth

Lighthouse at Rattray

  •  Improve digital connectivity across Aberdeenshire by lobbying for better infrastructure and providing advice and support for communities and business
  • Enabling community organisations and businesses to access project funding
  • Stimulate and nurture a culture of entrepreneurship within the region
  • Support new and existing businesses to thrive, creating competitive advantage and providing fair work opportunities
  • Develop our key sectors and secure inward investment to sustain economic growth

Key measures

  • Percentage of unemployed people assisted into work from council operated / funded employability programmes
  • number of business gateway start-ups per 10,000 population
  • number of businesses surviving at 1 year and 5 years
  • proportion of properties receiving superfast broadband
  • investment in Economic Development and Tourism per 1,000 population
  • Gross Value Added (GVA) per hour
  • employment rate