City of Cape Town Economic Growth Strategy
The principal objective of the Economic Growth Strategy (EGS) is to grow the economy and create jobs – the overarching objective of the Opportunity City. It presents the City of Cape Town’s response to the most fundamental challenges facing Cape Town in the years ahead: too many people are unemployed, too many people are poor, and the city’s lackluster current and projected growth rates means that this situation is unlikely to change if the organisation follows a ‘business as usual’ approach. At the same time, demand for city services is increasing every year. This trajectory will be unsustainable in the long-term unless incomes rise, and City revenue from households and businesses increases.
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