The Local Economic and Social Development Agency is an independent local body run by Alicante City Council and set up in 2000 to promote the city’s economic development policy.
Its main aims and functions include:
- Driving forward economic development in the municipal area.
- Promoting a process of social, cultural and training revitalisation that fosters new business creation and, consequently, new jobs.
- Promoting and developing suitable training for providing people with the right skills to get a job, in line with the real needs of companies in the local area.
- Promoting integration into the workplace for groups with greater problems.
- Supporting consolidation and partnership between companies.
- Promoting the supply of industrial land and investing in economic sectors that are beneficial for the municipal area.
- Promoting and managing territorial employment agreements.