Economic Development Action Plan

Argyll and Bute Council’s Economic Development Action Plan sets out our ambitions, key priorities and related actions for the sustainable economic development of the area. Over the last couple of years, we have witnessed the deepest recession in living memory. However, through this time of profound change Argyll and Bute is well placed to make a positive contribution to generating sustainable economic growth at a local community, national and wider European level.

The Economic Development Action Plan provides a framework for economic growth centred round our three themes of Competitive Argyll and Bute, Connected Argyll and Bute and Collaborative Argyll and Bute.

In particular, the Economic Development Action Plan will build on nationally significant investment opportunities within Argyll and Bute, such as the £30 million plus regeneration programme in Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Oban, Rothesay and Dunoon (CHORD); the current £50 million of private and public sector investment to create a renewable energy hub in Kintyre and the ambition to take maximum advantage of the £7 billion of private and public investment planned in the renewable energy sector over the next decade. In addition, over the next three years, the Council’s Business Gateway team will work with over 1,000 new and existing businesses to help them start, grow and survive.

This Action Plan will be a critical document for informing the annual Single Outcome Agreement and future iterations of the Council’s Corporate and Community Plans. In addition the Economic Development Action Plan is also aligned to the current preparations for the new Local Development Plan.

It is clear that we will only succeed in realising our ambitions and priorities through working together with all our partners at a local Community Planning Partnership, national and European level.

You can read and download the Economic Development Action Plan using the link below.