Economic Development Strategy 1.Call Centres (& supporting or related ICT) 2.Berries 3.Vegetables 4.Timber 5.Dairy 6.Education 7.Hop Usage
1. CALL CENTRE’S & ICT
OUTENIQUA SMART CITY CORRIDOR 2020 BUILDING A KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION ECONOMY ON CONNECTED AND ENABLED CITIZENS THROUGH A THEMED COLLABORATION
ICT INCUBATOR Initial funding: Provincial Gov. Western Cape Funding declined: SEDA Existing contacts: Bandwidth Barn, CAPE IT Initiative, SEDA NMB Incubator Other contacts: Business Connexion, IBM, Dimension Data, (Vodacom – Knysna).
Incubator – documents available Original Concept Document Feasibility Study (including budget) You Tube clip outlining history, future focus areas, etc. PDF versions of above overview & process plan for 2013 Focus area: Private sector CSI funding to match possible DTI Incubator Grant funding
HANSMOESKRAAL SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY PARK
Hanmoeskraal – documents available Feasibility Study Structure Plan for area (Draft) Recent report on IASP Conference Focus area: Funding for feasibility studies & Planning, infrastructure later?
Vegetables… at lower level - strategy to action Food Gardens Surplus Producing Units Spaza Shops To Market PACA Strategy Process Vegetables as strategic growth area QUICK WIN New Businesses / Co-operatives Existing Micro Enterprise Support Planning & Housing Existing Social project into sustainable livelihood & economic opportunity ACTIONS TO DATE -NGO willing to drive & co- ordinate - Quotation request: training -Link multiple projects & persons URBAN AGRI PARK (Processing facility)
Vegetables – documents available Nothing formal other than Strategy Some work on Food Gardens Some Permaculture local contacts with excellent ideas – e.g. localised resource centres Focus area: Pooling of funding & up-scaling Food Gardens + commercialisation
4. TIMBER Knysna Timber Cluster work? Not very successful to date in George Business Plan available for a private sector initiative which reached a dead end with commercial funding (have to request approval from individual first)
OTHER AREAS TO LOOK AT
Other Broadband Investment (Fibre) Municipal Infrastructure – Including maintenance of municipal buildings – New infrastructure e.g. Crèche's MSR (Men on the Side of the Road) – Former NGO, now taken over by municipality – Work placement for unemployed persons – Skills Development