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Jobs and infrastructure boost for Scottish cities

Scottish Economy Secretary Keith Brown has confirmed that the City Region Deals will boost jobs, infrastructure and the economy in Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and Stirling.

The Scottish government is to invest £760M over the next 20 years in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness through City Region Deals with regional partners with the Glasgow and Aberdeen deals alone set to deliver over 32,000 jobs.

Those regions facing economic struggles are also being encouraged and supported to identify and deliver plans for inclusive growth starting with the proposals being developed by the three Ayrshire Councils on their Ayrshire Growth Deal.

Mr Brown said: “We are already seeing the success of city region deals in Aberdeen where we’re supporting its position as a global oil and gas hub, and in Glasgow where investment will improve infrastructure and business innovation.

“We have been consistent in our support for city region deals for all our cities and I look forward to working with Stirling and Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh & South East Scotland and the Tay Cities Region in the coming year.

“We know that all areas of Scotland need to flourish if we are to deliver on our economic ambitions to increase inclusive growth.

“That is why we have committed to working with regional partnerships such as the three Ayrshires on their Ayrshire Growth Deal. The deal will identify how best to deliver inclusive growth, unlock investment and boost infrastructure.”

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