Enterprise & Government Agencies

Primary Strategic Focus of Enterprise, Growth and Government Agencies

Focused on growth with specific programmes to support Tourism

Enterprise Agencies are setup and funded both directly and indirectly by government to support private sector growth, development and innovation.

Primary Strategic Focus of Enterprise, Growth and Government Agencies

Focused on growth with specific programmes to support Tourism

Enterprise Agencies are setup and funded both directly and indirectly by government to support private sector growth, development and innovation. For many rural and coastal regions, tourism is a major economic activity but it is also pivotal for local jobs and employment, where issues related to seasonality are often addressed in development programmes. Enterprise Agencies often complement or interlink with the activities of regional DMOs, but are also fully independent of them.

Read more on the four key pillars of Enterprise Agencies and their strategic focus:

Skills & Capacity Development

The primary focus of Enterprise Agencies is to create programmes which support skills development amongst SMEs. This primarily focuses on founders, entrepreneurs and start-ups where focusing on skills and capacity amongst small teams can have a direct and demonstrable impact on business growth.

Digitalisation

As digital skills, capabilities and opportunities continue to challenge small businesses, digitalisation is an ever present priority of Enterprise Agencies. For a decade the focus has been to help them get online and sell online but as we enter a new phase the focus is on leveraging data and technology for operational performance.

Sustainable Growth

A more recent priority, but today you will find sustainability is levelling up to match the importance placed on digitalisation for many Enterprise Agencies. Indeed, some are already shifting to a point where support is provided only for those who build sustainability into their strategic aims, supporting positive growth and impact.

Jobs and Employment

A primary goal of Enterprise Agencies has always been to help attract, support and nurture businesses to grow and flourish, through large-scale development programmes, funding and support designed to create growth which will lead to sustainable employment, therefore boosting the economic and societal impact on local communities.

Here's a snapshot at a selection of Enterprise Agencies and their varying scope and setup. As you can see, they vary significantly and the relationship fostered with tourism depends on the nature of their environment, scale and competence.

Focused on growth with specific programmes to support Tourism

Enterprise Agencies are setup and funded both directly and indirectly by government to support private sector growth, development and innovation.

Primary Strategic Focus of Enterprise, Growth and Government Agencies

Focused on growth with specific programmes to support Tourism

Enterprise Agencies are setup and funded both directly and indirectly by government to support private sector growth, development and innovation. For many rural and coastal regions, tourism is a major economic activity but it is also pivotal for local jobs and employment, where issues related to seasonality are often addressed in development programmes. Enterprise Agencies often complement or interlink with the activities of regional DMOs, but are also fully independent of them.

Read more on the four key pillars of Enterprise Agencies and their strategic focus:

Skills & Capacity Development

The primary focus of Enterprise Agencies is to create programmes which support skills development amongst SMEs. This primarily focuses on founders, entrepreneurs and start-ups where focusing on skills and capacity amongst small teams can have a direct and demonstrable impact on business growth.

Digitalisation

As digital skills, capabilities and opportunities continue to challenge small businesses, digitalisation is an ever present priority of Enterprise Agencies. For a decade the focus has been to help them get online and sell online but as we enter a new phase the focus is on leveraging data and technology for operational performance.

Sustainable Growth

A more recent priority, but today you will find sustainability is levelling up to match the importance placed on digitalisation for many Enterprise Agencies. Indeed, some are already shifting to a point where support is provided only for those who build sustainability into their strategic aims, supporting positive growth and impact.

Jobs and Employment

A primary goal of Enterprise Agencies has always been to help attract, support and nurture businesses to grow and flourish, through large-scale development programmes, funding and support designed to create growth which will lead to sustainable employment, therefore boosting the economic and societal impact on local communities.

Here's a snapshot at a selection of Enterprise Agencies and their varying scope and setup. As you can see, they vary significantly and the relationship fostered with tourism depends on the nature of their environment, scale and competence.