Ongwediva as a modern town embraces local economic development which is referred to as “a process which brings together different partners in the local area to work together to harness resources for sustainable economic growth”.
The Local Economic Development and Tourism Division of Ongwediva Town Council engages the following areas; promotion of the Small Medium and Macro Enterprises sector, tourism development and promotion, establishment and maintenance of linkages with business community, management of the Trade Centre and management of the Open Markets.
Promotion of the SMME Sector
This includes developing the competitiveness of the SMME sector through the creation of a conducive environment; provision of infrastructure, relevant business support interventions and stimulation of an entrepreneurial attitude.
Tourism promotion and development
Council looks to promote the town as a tourism destination with the focus of Culture & heritage, meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions destination. Council further strives to foster relations with external partners by creating synergy in the tourism industry environment. To this effect, a Tourism Policy and Strategy has been developed.