Jump to content
Manx Forums, Live Chat, Blogs & Classifieds for the Isle of Man

Recommended Posts

National broadcaster reporting a new strategy to build the Manx economy for the future has been unveiled by the Chief Minister

 

Manx radio reports that this is to achieved in least at the first part by running an online survey of island businesses

 

Further input will be garnered from professional bodies & the illustriously self-elected Chamber of Commerce

 

www.manxradio.com/newsread.aspx?id=65935

 

 

 

 

Is this the right way to plan economic development?

 

Is DED party to it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With businesses leaders and the Chamber of Commerce being surveyed, do you think the Government could find the time in their busy schedule to survey the general public they supposedly represent?

Edited by Thomas Jefferson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unlikely, CoMin have contempt for electorate

 

 

 

I know we only pay for it & have no actual right of access to information, but it would be interesting to hear what the government economist & other advisors have to say

Edited by Donald Trumps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Smacks of desperation IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's the type of policy they should have been pursuing years earlier but I agree with T.J. that it should have a broader scope to engage the general public.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apparently if follows on from one in 2004

Edited by Donald Trumps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Smacks of desperation IMO.

 

And the ultimate in unaccountability - we ask you want you want, you tell us what you want, and if we do what you want and its a pile of shite its not our fault because it was your idea. Worse still that collection of lunatic headless chickens at chamber of commerce is involved.

Edited by hboy
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Smacks of desperation IMO.

 

And the ultimate in unaccountability - we ask you want you want, you tell us what you want, and if we do what you want and its a pile of shite its not our fault because it was your idea.

 

...and quite frankly we've run out of ideas, what we've tried so far has failed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You know, I thought DED had been building a strategy for the economic future of this island since it's inception - now I find it hasn't & the CM has put it out to a survey of local businesses. You just despair...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You know, I thought DED had been building a strategy for the economic future of this island since it's inception - now I find it hasn't & the CM has put it out to a survey of local businesses. You just despair...

 

Economic Development's strategy is to kiss ass of rich people to beg them to come here and rip us off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Economic Development's strategy is to kiss ass of rich people to beg them to come here and rip us off.

 

At the moment I think they're doing their best to keep companies on the Island.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

You know, I thought DED had been building a strategy for the economic future of this island since it's inception - now I find it hasn't & the CM has put it out to a survey of local businesses. You just despair...

Economic Development's strategy is to kiss ass of rich people to beg them to come here and rip us off.

We need to see more accountability at the DED. We have armies of staff costing us a fortune but no clear results or initiatives that we can see. Just what do they do week in week out? They've obviously hit a brick wall. Shouldn't the DED be in constant dialogue with industry leaders, economists and certain other parties anyway, as a matter of course? Surely economic development is a 5 day a week, full-time job, not whenever they come up with a fancy strapline and expensive consultation process.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shouldn't the DED be in constant dialogue with industry leaders, economists and certain other parties anyway, as a matter of course? Surely economic development is a 5 day a week, full-time job, not whenever they come up with a fancy strapline and expensive consultation process.

 

I'm sure they regularly meet up with the island's elite but we just don't hear about it because it's behind closed doors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Shouldn't the DED be in constant dialogue with industry leaders, economists and certain other parties anyway, as a matter of course? Surely economic development is a 5 day a week, full-time job, not whenever they come up with a fancy strapline and expensive consultation process.

I'm sure they regularly meet up with the island's elite but we just don't hear about it because it's behind closed doors.

We just see the results of these 'meetings' i.e. Sefton. There's not much economic development goes on from them, just lining the pockets of already wealthy people.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...