The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is a dynamic economic development agency in the Eastern Cape.
ECDC works with provincial and national ministries, municipalities, chambers, private business, communities and other development agencies to implement the economic development policies of the Eastern Cape provincial government.
ECDC reports to an independent Board of Directors representing all stakeholders in the Eastern Cape. The directors are appointed by the Department of Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism.
ECDC was formed in 1996 by an Act of the Eastern Cape Legislature to plan, finance, co-ordinate, market, promote and implement the development of the Eastern Cape Province and all its people in the fields of industry, commerce, agriculture, transport and finance.
ECDC is the official economic development and investment agency for the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is wholly-owned by the Eastern Cape Government.
Our work is closely aligned with the strategic intent of the Provincial Development Plan (PDP), the Eastern Cape’s official roadmap to a prosperous future for all its people, as well as broader national and local policy interventions designed to deliver growth, employment and reduce the levels of poverty in the country.
ECDC’s head office is in East London, which is centrally situated in the province.
We reach throughout the Eastern Cape via a network of regional offices in Port Elizabeth, King William’s Town, Komani (Queenstown) and Mthatha, with satellite offices in Aliwal North and Butterworth.
The Eastern Cape, a province of vast potential and world-class industrial sectors, is working steadily to overcome the severe underdevelopment it inherited from apartheid, particularly in its large rural areas.
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation is the official economic development and investment agency for the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
Attract new investors and position the Eastern Cape as the investment target of choice
Facilitate economic development
Derive value from our assets, including our large property portfolio
Build existing businesses
Facilitate start-up businesses.
Supporting existing business
Creating opportunities for new business
Growing and sustaining existing markets and developing new markets
Improving access to enterprise finance
Ensuring that skills, infrastructure and policies support business development.