Mission | Western Cape Government


The Department of Economic Development and Tourism will provide quality leadership to the Western Cape economy through the Department’s understanding of the economy, its ability to identify economic opportunities and potential, and its contribution to government economic priorities.

The Department will enhance the productive and competitive capability of the provincial economy. It will catalyse economic growth and employment through: investment promotion and catalytic infrastructure, export and growth, addressing skills gaps, accelerating the ease of doing business; and resource resilience.

Underpinned by the Western Cape Government’s focus on Growth for Jobs, the Department aims, as part of an all-of-government approach, to enable much higher levels of economic growth in the province so as to create jobs and opportunity. The approach to achieve this goal is to enable the success of the private sector by creating an environment conducive to growth in the Western Cape.