Clackmannanshire nestles at the centre of Scotland. The area has substantial industrial heritage in mining, brewing and textiles. It remains an area with a significant manufacturing base and retains a number of businesses related to the drinks industry including: brewing, yeast making and bottle making.
Clackmannanshire’s business base hosts significant international players as well as key locally based employers.
As with much of Scotland, the largest part of the area’s businesses are small or micro-businesses in a wide range of sectors.
The Council’s corporate plan acknowledges that there are economic issues to overcome in the area. There are insufficient jobs in the area for everyone who needs it to find work. Those who can travel have been commuting elsewhere. Those who need to work nearer home to balance caring responsibilities often find themselves left behind. Too many people are living in poverty and have poor health. Outcomes for women and girls are particularly poor and some communities face the challenges of living with significant deprivation.
Before the Coronavirus pandemic started the Council had commenced work in partnership with the Scottish Government on a Wellbeing Economy Project. This builds on its existing approach to inclusive growth.
The Council is developing a new economic strategy which will have Wellbeing Economy principles and Community Wealth Building at its heart.
Development & Environment
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Tel: 01259 450000