Guiding Development Success

Urban-Econ specialises in policy and strategy development as tools that provide overall strategic direction for development.  Urban-Econ’s approach to strategic planning involves the identification of the unique and valuable resources upon which economic development can be brought about; close consultation with stakeholders, to ensure a shared vision; and the recommendation of sound strategies, policy guidelines and interventions towards realising development and growth.


  • Long-Term Strategic Plans & Visions
  • Provincial & Regional Growth & Development Strategies
  • Local Economic Development Strategies
  • Economic Investment Strategies
  • Policy Formulation
  • Policy Evaluation

Key projects

Policy Recommendations Regarding Improvement of the National Housing Policy Progress Payment System

Northern Cape Trade & Investment Strategy

Polokwane Investment Promotion Strategy



Werner van Zyl

Manager: Economic Planning Unit


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