Economic Development Strategy 2013-16

The Economic Development Strategy (EDS) was agreed by the Community Planning Partnership to replace the previous Economic Development Framework.  It provides a strategic approach to the economic development of East Dunbartonshire supported by a Vision and three Strategic Priorities:


To create more, high quality jobs for the area by focusing on business creation and growth and the delivery of balanced communities with enhanced infrastructure and services

Strategic Priorities

  • Support the growth of East Dunbartonshire’s competitive and diverse business base
  • Support the development, diversification and growth of the town and village centres within East Dunbartonshire and capitalise on the area’s tourist, leisure and natural attractions
  • Ensure that the key enablers of the economy are in place to support business to aid economic recovery and growth and economic prosperity, providing access to employment opportunities for East Dunbartonshire’s workforce, particularly our young people.

The EDS is built upon an analysis of the current economic situation contained within a Monitoring Statement.

The EDS and associated Monitoring Statement which were approved by the Council on 27 August 2013 can be viewed in the attached documents section.

You can also view a summary of progress on delivering the EDS and future planned activity: Economic Development Strategy - Monitoring Report 2015