SLAED Strategic Plan 2019-22 SLAED sets out its aims, objectives and priority actions in its Strategic Plan for 2019-22 Find out more
The SLAED Communications Plan sets out the range of ways in which members communicate, both internally and externally. SLAED provides an effective forum for representing, supporting, promoting and further developing the vital role played by local authorities as a collective in contributing to the development of Scotland’s economy. Find out more...
We publish an annual report under the SLAED Indicators Framework - a series of performance measures relating to our members' work in supporting local economic development. Find out more
Welcome to SLAED’s website.
The Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group (SLAED) is a network of senior officials from economic development teams across all 32 Scottish local authorities.
We are a national voice for local economic development services in Scotland, linking the work of our member councils, also in collaboration with wider partners.
We have wide-ranging interests, all directed towards supporting economic development through investment and employment in our local areas.
Our primary objectives are:
- To promote sustainable economic development and well-being
- To promote best practice and increased impact in the delivery of economic development services through collaboration and benchmarking, driving a culture of continuous improvement
- To inform and influence economic development policy and programmes
Explore our website to find out more.