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Economic Development Department<p>​Our mandate is to create the right conditions for domestic SMMEs (Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises) to start up, grow and expand. Our purpose is to position Cape Town as a city with an efficient environment that is conducive to entrepreneurship, business growth and quality employment. We aim to do this through transversal implementation and the provision of professional economic development services based on sound analytical research and expert knowledge. </p><p>The Economic Development Department’s interventions are mainly focused on the support for the growth of existing firms and the creation of new businesses, and our programmes are designed to support Cape Town’s value proposition, which is comprised of the following:</p><ul><li>Regulatory competitiveness/modernisation – a business-friendly, cost-competitive destination with a transparent regulatory environment </li><li>Infrastructure for growth – a city with functioning economic infrastructure </li><li>Economic inclusion, jobs and skills development, and retainment – a competent workforce</li></ul> <span> <ul class="lrg-icon-content"><li class="lrg-icon lrg-link"><div class="list-links">​ <a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Find-a-job-or-develop-skills/Apply-for-a-job-with-the-city/Apply-for-a-job">Apply for a job</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Jobs-and-skills-development/Skills-development-and-learning/Develop-your-skills">​Develop your skills</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Doing-business-in-the-city/Start-a-business/Small-business-support-service">Learn about our small business support service</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Jobs-and-skills-development/Youth-careers/Start-a-business">Learn about starting a business</a>​<a title="title" href="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Annexure%20O%20-%20EconomicGrowthStrategy.pdf" style="display:inline;">Read our Economic Growth Strategy</a>​​​ </div></li></ul></span><span> <blockquote cite="http://wwww.cite.co.za"><p> <em>"We are positioning Cape Town as a competitive city that facilitates the establishment and growth of SMMEs and industries to accelerate job creation and the earning potential of our residents." </em> <b>Thembinkosi Siganda </b> <cite>Director: Economic Development</cite></p></blockquote></span><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Economic-Development-Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><span> <div class="contact"><h4>Small Business Support office</h4><address><ul><li>Telephone: <br><a>021 417 4043</a></li><li>Email:                <br><a href="mailto:business.support@capetown.gov.za">business.support@capetown.gov.za</a></li></ul></address></div></span>

 

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