Dartmoor National Park is not just an iconic landscape. The National Park supports a diverse spectrum of businesses keeping the local economy alive and playing a vital part in the success that is Dartmoor.

Dartmoor has a surprisingly diverse economy, alongside traditional agriculture and tourism it is also home to a strong creative sector and a growing number of IT  and technical businesses. It has a large proportion of small businesses, with high levels of self-employment.  

Agriculture, forestry, tourism and recreation account for around a third of employment and a quarter of turnover in the National Park and with strong links to National Park purposes, we work closely with these sectors to support sustainable growth.

On these pages you can find information on grant schemes such as Greater Dartmoor LEAF, sources of business and grant advice and more detailed information on the Dartmoor economy.