Welsh Development AgencyWelsh Development Agency (to be renamed Welsh Assembly Government's Department of Enterprise, Innovation and Newtorks)
Stephen K. Jones
Position: Programme Development Manager
Phone: 029 2082 8740
Email: [email protected]
Background of Organisation
Since its establishment by the UK government in 1976, the WDA has been working to stimulate and support the economic prosperity of Wales. It is the leading enabler of business support in Wales, working for the people of Wales by stimulating more competitive businesses in vibrant communities. The Welsh Assembly's Department of Enterprise, Innovation and Networks is gradually taking over the functions of the Welsh Development Agency.
The WDA has worked towards :
· Promoting economic development and work with Local Authorities on urban development in Wales;
· Monitoring housing land supply and facilitate appropriate development;
· Tackling derelict land issues and administer appropriate grants.
The Department for Enterprise, Innovation, and Networks aims to the economic and transport agendas set out in Wales: a Better Country, Wales: a Vibrant Economy, and The Transport Framework. In doing so, it works with partners across the Welsh Assembly Government and beyond. The Minister responsible for the Department is Andrew Davies, AM. For more information on the Department and its functions click HERE.