Devon Local Economic Assessment - May 2012

This document presents – in summary form – the Devon Local Economic Assessment. It is
based on data and other evidence which describe Devon’s economic circumstances. The
Local Economic Assessment is not itself a strategy – although its findings ought to be taken
into account in the development of future strategy.

Section 69 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act (2009) set
out the requirement for principal local authorities in England to “prepare an assessment of
the economic conditions of its area”. The new duty came into force from 1st April 2010.