Economy and Enterprise

Listed below are the main sections and some additional relevant websites which we hope will help you get to the right place quicker. You can also visit the Economy and Enterprise homepage which has additional news and features.

  • apprenticeships

      Apprenticeships are at the heart of the government’s drive to equip people with the skills that employers need to grow and compete. They bring many benefits and competitive advantage to both employers and apprentices

    • business hub

        This new service based at Exeter Library will support start-ups, small firms and entrepreneurs to grow their business

      • business support

          We are closely involved with a wide range of projects to provide support and guidance for all types of business in Devon

        • Coronavirus advice

            Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice on staying healthy and well, changes to Devon County Council services, education and support for communities, employers and employees.

          • county farms

              NPS South West Ltd manages the County Farms Estate. Information on farms available to let and the re-letting procedure.

            • Devonomics

                Use Devonomics to access data and intelligence on topics relevant to the Devon economy.

              • employment – investment

                  Finding the right balance of appropriate skills to support the current and future needs of individuals, businesses and the local economy is a key priority

                • european funding policy

                    We work with partner organisations in the UK and in Europe to access funds to support people and communities in Devon. We also aim to raise awareness of EU funding opportunities so that other organisations in Devon can benefit.

                  • FabLab

                      An open access digital fabrication laboratory where just about anybody can make just about anything

                    • funding – economy

                        We are involved in several funding schemes to support the growth of Devon’s businesses

                      • infrastructure – economy

                          We are involved with a range of transport, communications, energy and employment space projects to ensure that sustainable economic growth in Devon is not hindered by infrastructure constraints

                        • jobs

                            Find out about job and career opportunities at Devon County Council

                          • local enterprise partnership

                              The Heart of the South West LEP is a strong and dynamic partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and further education across Somerset, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay

                            • procurement

                                In order to carry out its day to day business the Council procures goods, services and works from many different external sources (suppliers), and we must do so in a way that secures the best possible value for money for the taxpayers of Devon

                              • Ready Devon

                                  Helping businesses to attract, recruit and retain dedicated and skilled people with a disability

                                • trading standards

                                    Information and advice for businesses and consumers from Devon and Somerset Trading Standards

                                  • waste management

                                      The Waste and Resource Management Strategy is concerned with (how) waste is dealt with in Devon

                                    • work hubs

                                        Devon work hubs is a growing community of friendly and flexible work spaces, perfect for home-based and mobile workers, business start-ups, freelancers and entrepreneurs

                                      • working for Devon

                                          Devon County Council is a large and diverse organisation. Find out more about what it is like to work here