At over £25Billion, Devon’s economy is bigger than Britain’s second largest city, Manchester. Devon’s economy has a growth rate that exceeds the national average and is forecast to grow 15% by 2030.
The HotSW 2021 Build Back Better Plan sets out our priorities, taking forward components of the 2020 Local Industrial Strategy and incorporating the strategic regional response to the business impact of COVID-19.
As well as embracing the objectives for the 2021 Build Back Better Plan which sets out the targets for the next ten years, here are some local priorities that we are focussing on.
Here is a quick snapshot of the key Devon demographics relevant to business activity.