South Somerset Economic Development Strategy: Aerospace and advanced engineering sector specialisms
The District has a clear hierarchy of settlements and centres for economic growth (particularly advanced manufacturing and aerospace engineering), with Yeovil, Chard and Wincanton as the predominant towns, each with extensive networks of smaller settlements and employment locations.
The EDS was developed through a combination of secondary and primary research; information and data analysis; and wider-spread engagement with key business, technical and professional stakeholders.
- Review and analysis of quantitative economic data
- Structured face-to-face, telephone and group workshop stakeholder engagement
- Detailed Vision, Objectives and action plan articulating how various economic development projects and interventions