Local Economic Development LED is a participatory process in which local citizens from all sectors work together to stimulate local commercial activity, resulting in a resilient and sustainable economy. It is a way to help create jobs and improve the quality of life for everyone, including the poor and marginalized. Local economic development encourages the public, private, academic and civil-society sectors to establish partnerships and collaboratively find local solutions to common economic challenges.  As the Municipality we seek to forge a partnership with our stakeholders for economic development in Mbabane. LED encourages the public, private, academic and civil-society sectorsto establish partnerships and collaboratively find local solutions to common economic challenges.   Background 2002 LED strategy was put in place 2012 Review of the strategy through a consultative process 2013 Roll out LED Strategy  + Implementation LED Strategy key priorities To attract investment to Mbabane in retail, real estate, manufacturing and business-support services  To encourage the establishment of new small businesses To assist existing businesses to survive and expand To raise the profile of Mbabane to investors and tourists To provide a range of industrial/commercial sites and premises To stem the leakage of expenditure from the city in terms of goods and services sourced outside the countryTo speed up property development projects, both industrial and residential To improve the skills of the workforce You are here: Local Economic Development Night view of the Mbabane Office Park  Social Networks Rates Calculator Complaints System Street Guide Check your Monthly Statements Information Centre Quick Links Weather