Help shape the direction of our regional economy

Dumfries & Galloway Council and Scottish Borders Council are looking for representatives from across a range of sectors to apply to become a member of a new partnership body which will play key role in driving forward the South of Scotland regional economy. This new Regional Economic Partnership (REP) will bring the Councils, the new South of Scotland Enterprise agency, and other key public agencies together to formulate a new Regional Economic Strategy.

While South of Scotland Enterprise will bring significant new momentum to economic development in the South of Scotland, it is essential that we harness the efforts of all partners and stakeholders to ensure that we deliver on a shared vision and strategy for the South of Scotland. This must extend beyond the new agency, the public sector, universities and colleges. Businesses, social enterprises, the third sector, community groups, and registered social landlords (RSLs) will be key partners in driving inclusive growth. The REP is designed to be the forum that brings together this expertise and sets the direction of our regional economy.

The REP will develop and monitor the delivery of an economic strategy for the South of Scotland. It will ensure that the actions taken to drive forward this strategy are informed by a broad base of expertise to ensure a focus in the right areas. It will also be a forum to address the key economic challenges that we need to overcome in the region.

The REP is looking to appoint a total of 12 additional members. These are:
• Four Private Sector Representatives
• Two Social Enterprise Representatives
• Two Third Sector Representatives
• Two Community Representative
• Two Representatives from Registered Social Landlords

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