IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/wpa/wuwpex/0501001.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

QUARTERLY ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS REPORT- PIETERMARITZBURG and UMGUNGUNDLOVU DISTRICT

Author

Listed:
  • Clive Coetzee

    (University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Business)

Abstract

There was (and still is) a lot of speculation about the current performance and structure of the Pietermaritzburg and uMgungundlovu District economy and business environment. The debate is mainly driven by haphazard observations and subjective feelings, thus hampering effective and efficient decision-making and the allocation of scare resources. The need for relevant data prompted the School of Business (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg) and the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business to undertake a joint venture to develop and publish a quarterly economic and business report. Support for this project has increased substantially since its initial inception, with the local council (Msunduzi TLC), the uMgungundlovu District Municipality and the Provincial Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism now lending their support to the project. Local businesses are also starting to show signs of interest. It is also interesting to note that businesses as far as Cape Town and Johannesburg have indicated their interest in the data. The key aim of this project is to gain a better understanding of the economic and business environment of Pietermaritzburg and the uMgungundlovu District. It is foreseen and hoped that this report will contribute to the sustainable growth and development of the Pietermaritzburg and the uMgungundlovu economies, via an improved allocation of resources, increased efficiencies, an inflow of investments, more informed production decisions and better long-term planning. If successful, this project can be used as a blueprint for other local authorities and chambers of commerce/business. It is, thus, not a project that will only benefit Pietermaritzburg and the uMgungundlovu District, but also has the potential to be of benefit to all other local business communities and municipalities in SA. It can also have a spill over effect to the province and to the national economy.

Suggested Citation

  • Clive Coetzee, 2005. "QUARTERLY ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS REPORT- PIETERMARITZBURG and UMGUNGUNDLOVU DISTRICT," Experimental 0501001, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpex:0501001
    Note: Type of Document - doc; pages: 42
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://econwpa.ub.uni-muenchen.de/econ-wp/exp/papers/0501/0501001.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: https://econwpa.ub.uni-muenchen.de/econ-wp/exp/papers/0501/0501001.ps.gz
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: https://econwpa.ub.uni-muenchen.de/econ-wp/exp/papers/0501/0501001.doc.gz
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    economic development; local economic development; regional economy; local economy; district economy;

    JEL classification:

    • C9 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpex:0501001. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (EconWPA). General contact details of provider: https://econwpa.ub.uni-muenchen.de .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.