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Apr 12, 2018

New South of Scotland Economic Partnership


Stakeholders encouraged to take part in series of events on south of Scotland economy.

 

Businesses, agencies, organisations and individuals in the south of Scotland are being invited to help influence an ambitious new approach to economic development.

 

As part of the South of Scotland Economic Partnership, stakeholders can attend a series of special engagement events to help shape the economic future of the area and the new enterprise agency that is being created.

 

The free events, taking place from Monday 16 April to Thursday 7 June in a range of locations all across the region, take the form of both breakfast and evening events, to make them as accessible as possible.

 

The events are designed to allow a single conversation with stakeholders on what powers and focus they would like the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency to have when it is established in 2020, the interim work programme of the partnership and also potential opportunities for the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal.

 

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency, with responses shaping its development and influencing what the standalone agency will do. Feedback from the upcoming events will be fed into that consultation process.

 

Prof Russel Griggs, chair of the partnership, said: “This is an exciting time for the south of Scotland and it is a time when our collective voice, and indeed our individual voices, are being heard at the highest levels in both Scotland and across the UK.

 

“It is therefore vital that the partnership hears from our local businesses and other stakeholders to ensure that their views are being taken into account. These events will enable them to influence both the future development of the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency and the partnership’s work programme.”

 

The stakeholder events are being managed by the Southern Uplands Partnership on behalf of the South of Scotland Economic Partnership.

 

For more information or to book at place at an event click here 

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