Jobs and growth

What steps are we taking to improve?

  1. Regionally, by co-ordinating and delivering the Swansea Bay City Deal and specifically the Carmarthenshire based project of Pentre Awel.
  2. Locally, by delivering the 6 Transformational Strategy Area Plans targeting urban, coastal and rural Carmarthenshire
  3. To develop the rural economy of Carmarthenshire in line with the emerging Rural Vision for Wales and the Council’s Rural Action Plan. There will be a particular focus on the 10 Towns initiative.
  4. To strengthen the foundational economy and community resilience. There will be a particular emphasis upon developing a progressive procurement principle and supporting businesses to become more productive and able to pay higher wages
  5. By developing learning, skills, employability and encouraging a spirit of entrepreneurship throughout the county to support new businesses in the county (Regional Learning & Skills Partnership).
  6. By ensuring clear business support plans in order to support any implications from Brexit.
  7. By supporting local and digital economic growth.
  8. Continue the Council’s own recruitment of graduates and apprentices.

Our focus for 2021-22 will be on:

  • SME (Small & Medium Enterprises) & foundational economy
  • Rural regeneration
  • Pentre Awel

The success for this objective will be measured by:

  • Employment figures
  • Jobs created with Regeneration assistance
  • Average Gross weekly pay
  • Number qualified to NVQ Level 4 or above
  • People moderately or very satisfied with jobs