Putting the Economy First

At the core of Urban-Econ’s service offering is highly specialised economic planning and research services, with the company making its mark as a leader in identifying the unique and valuable resources upon which economic development can be brought about, and providing the strategic direction and recommendations towards realising the economic and job creation potential of a region in both the urban and rural context.


  • Long-Term Strategic Plans &Visions
  • Provincial & Regional Development Strategies
  • Local Economic Development Strategies
  • Rural Development Strategies
  • Municipal Viability Assessment
  • Motivations for Funding Applications
  • Regional Spatial Analysis (including GIS)
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Development Strategies
  • Social & Labour Plans
  • Economic, Social & Demographic Surveys
  • Industrial Clusters & Hubs
  • Feasibility & Viability Assessments
  • Business Plan Development
  • Database Development & Analysis
  • Development Agency Establishment
  • Development of Customised Modelling

Key projects

Gauteng Vision 2055

Gauteng Viability Assessment of Local Municipalities

North West Provincial Development Plan

Free State Provincial Growth & Development Strategy



Werner van Zyl

Manager: Economic Planning Unit


012 342 8686