Department for the Economy
DfE’s goal is “to grow a dynamic, innovative economy”. The Department plays a crucial role in formulating and delivering economic development policy in terms of Enterprise, Social Economy, Innovation, Energy, Telecoms, and Tourism in Northern Ireland. In addition, the Department has responsibility for ensuring a modern regulatory framework to support business and protect consumers. The Department also aims to promote learning and skills, to prepare people for work and to support the economy by promoting economic, social and personal development through high quality learning, research and skills training and by helping people into employment and promote good employment practices.