Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region partners welcome Scottish Government’s continued commitment to Deal

In the Scottish Parliament today, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, underlined the benefits of city region deals in boosting the economy and job creation.

In July, the Heads of Terms were signed for the South-East of Scotland City Region Deal by the Scottish and UK Governments as well as the Council Leader in Edinburgh, Adam McVey, on behalf of the six participating local authorities.

Council Leader Adam McVey, said: “Today’s announcement is to be welcomed and I would like to echo Keith Brown’s comments on how delivery of city region deals is an opportunity to galvanise partners to optimise economic growth. Work is ongoing to do just that in the South-East of Scotland including work with the universities and the business sector to ensure that we deliver a £1.1bn deal for the area.

“A project team is in the process of being set up to provide the support required for this hugely important project.

“The ambitious Deal will drive investment and address inclusion across the area as well as creating around 21,000 new jobs.”

For further information on the South-East Scotland City Region Deal see the Accelerating Growth website.

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