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Economic Change and the Community Grant Anderson Policy Manager Economic Development Dundee City Council.

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1 Economic Change and the Community Grant Anderson Policy Manager Economic Development Dundee City Council

2 The Economic Background

3 The “Juteopolis” Era v The “3 Js” v Heavy Engineering v An Industrial City

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5 Post War Boom v Regional Policy v New “Light” Industries v Full Employment

6 The Decline of Manufacturing v Large Scale Job Losses v Wide Range of Remedial Measures v Large Scale Unemployment

7 Employment Structure

8 Recent Regeneration/Diversification v A Partnership Approach v Positive Trends v Co-ordinated Strategies –Economic Development Plan 2005/2007

9 Strategic Goal and Objectives To enhance Dundee’s role as a Strong Regional Centre and a Major Scottish City Dundee as a Major Location for Employment and investment Dundee as a City of Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise Dundee as a Vibrant Cultural, Leisure and Retail Centre PartnershipLabour SupplyInfrastructureImageResources

10 Key Problems and Challenges

11 Population Change in Dundee 1975 to 2004

12 Outmigration/Population Decline v A Long-Standing Issue v Changes in the Birth Rate v Changes in Geography

13 Labour Market Issues v Changes in Skills Requirements v Supply and Demand

14 Inward Investment/Indigenous Growth v Change in Focus v Employee Culture v Entrepreneurial Culture

15 Levels of Economic Activity v “Real” Unemployment v The Employability Framework

16 The Future v Pace of Change v Globalisation v Competition Framework – City Regions v Communities United

17 Demon Drink


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