Agriculture and Rural Development
The Council focuses on assisting the rural economy including forestry.
Aberdeenshire Council recognises the importance of promoting Oil and Gas, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy .
The service provides advice on all development issues relevant to the fishing industry.
Food and Drink
Aberdeenshire Council recognises the importance of the food industry and its relationships to the traditional industry sectors of farming and fishing.
The figures below show the number of VAT businesses and/or registered businesses within Aberdeenshire in 2011 (these are the latest figures produced by the Office of National Statistics).
The figures are divided into the different Industry sectors giving a total of 12,250 businesses in Aberdeenshire.
More information on economic statistics for Aberdeenshire can be found at: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/statistics/economic/index.asp
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||2,990|
|Transport and storage (inc postal )||345|
|Accommodation and food services||525|
|Information and communication||310|
|Finance and insurance||75|
|Professional, scientific and technical||2,720|
|Business administration and support services||765|
|Public administration and defence||0|
|Arts, entertainment, recreation and other services||520|