Representatives of the public sector, the third sector and the business community came together last night at the first Clackmannanshire Commission event.
‘The Clackmannanshire Commission’ will be a partnership of local public, private and third sector organisations acting as an advisory board, guiding investment, project development and prioritisation. Commissioners will be active participants in driving inclusive economic growth through the City Region Deal and other local and regional programmes.
The UK and Scottish Governments are investing over £90 million in Stirling and Clackmannanshire through an ambitious City Region Deal. This deal will unlock economic opportunities across the whole of the region, delivering new and up-skilled jobs across a range of sectors.
Hosted by Council Leader Ellen Forson, the event was an opportunity to share information on the inclusive growth ambitions of the deal and its potential to support the delivery of LOIP priorities. It was also a chance to share further information on Scotland’s International Environment Centre, engage with the wider business community and seek nominations for private sector membership of the Clackmannanshire Commission.
Council Leader Ellen Forson said: “I was delighted to host last night’s event at Forth Valley College. The Clackmannanshire Commission will act as champions and ambassadors for Clackmannanshire and support us in delivering economic growth in a way that benefits our residents and communities. This will be an important and influential group that will need to be passionate, forward looking and which will need members who are willing to get into the work not merely to share their views.”
Dr John Rogers, Director of Research and Enterprise at Stirling University, spoke about Scotland’s International Environment Centre, and the opportunities it will create for sustainable economic growth.
He also revealed plans for an innovative intergenerational village, drawing together research, business and technology to create a better future for our older citizens.
Anyone interested in putting themselves forward as a Commissioner can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch to advise you of the nomination process.