City Deal in Clackmannanshire

 

 

 

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In September 2016 the leaders of Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils made a joint commitment to a City Deal for the region. Both Scottish and UK Governments have confirmed their commitment to supporting the development such a deal. Projects are in development and the Councils are working together to develop a single, clear, consistent bid for the region to be submitted later in the year.

In Clackmannanshire project ideas are being generated and developed under three themes:

Investor Confidence

Investor Confidence will increase the level of private sector investment in the area. We need to do this because of fundamental structural and economic barriers making it difficult to grow the local economy and spreading the benefits of this growth throughout local communities.

Inclusive Growth

Inclusive Growth will "invest in our people at all stages of life to ensure that we have a well skilled, healthy and resilient population and an innovative, engaged and productive workforce". It recognises that the economic benefits from economic development initiatives do not always 'trickle down' to those most disadvantaged in society and that these people and communities will need targeted support to take advantage of them.

Sustainable Place

Sustainable Place supports the broader aims of the City Region Deal through investment in the green sector: green jobs, green infrastructure and green energy, although the benefits apply across the economic and social fields as well as the environmental field.

City Region Deals

City Region Deals offer the potential for new collaborative regional partnerships, focused on long-term strategic approaches to improving regional economies. They can deliver positive outcomes in line with Scottish and UK Government policy: they encourage Local Authorities to operate strategically at the regional level and they can support a long-term focus on the priorities required to deliver Scotland's Economic Strategy. Each deal is bespoke to the city region and will include a package of measures designed to work as a coherent whole.