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Kevin Rush, Director of Regional Economic Growth, Glasgow City Region City Deal outlines progress being made and how the City Deal is stimulating further growth and investment. Glasgow City Region is one of the largest in the UK, with a population of 1.8 million. Our economy generates over £40 billion
Regional Growth Deals
Mark Hepworth, Director of Research and Policy, The Good Economy The Scottish Government wants businesses to play a central role in delivering its inclusive growth policies at the national, regional and local levels. It recognises that engaging constructively with businesses is contingent on a deep understanding of the links between
Business and Inclusive Growth
Richard Holt, Oxford Economics With Regional Economic Partnerships across Scotland, Scottish Futures Trust recently commissioned Oxford Economics to examine the extent to which regional economic arrangements are used alongside local and national interventions to deliver inclusive growth. Our conclusion from the several case studies that we undertook is that there
Inclusive Growth Research
Professor Stephen Sinclair, Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit Inclusive growth is at the top of not only the Scottish Government’s agenda, but that of countries across the developed world. This interest is relatively new and welcome. Recent Economic orthodoxy is summarized by Robert Lucas, the 2004 Nobel Prize winner,
Inclusive Growth Research
Professor Alan McGregor, University of Glasgow The £250m Ayrshire Growth Deal (AGD) will provide much-needed momentum to help propel forward economic growth across the area, although this will need to be supported fully by mainstream public sector expenditure and private sector investment if the gap between the Ayrshire economy and
Regional Growth Deals
Dr Linda Christie, Policy Scotland Policy Scotland, a research and knowledge exchange centre at the University of Glasgow, is facilitating a new regional inclusive growth research network with support from the Scottish Centre for Regional Inclusive Growth. The network is being coordinated by Dr Linda Christie, to help bring together
Inclusive Growth Research
Professor Murray Pittock, University of Glasgow A study of Robert Burns and the Scottish Economy, funded by the Scottish Government (Economic Development directorate) in 2018-19, will assess how much the worldwide fascination with Scotland’s national bard is supporting Scottish business and jobs. Led by Professor Murray Pittock at the University
Inclusive Growth
Robert Pollack, Chair of Economic Development Association of Scotland Recognising the limitations of the possible is a fact of life for economic development professionals. We operate in a complex web of multi-scalar interdependencies and relations which are economic, political, technological, social and, increasingly, environmental. By way of example, the UK’s
Regional Economic Partnerships

13th November 2018

Regional Economic Partnerships

Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills The Scottish Government wants to work with local authorities, businesses, and others to grow a network of Regional Economic Partnerships. the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay set out the argument for developing strong regional economies
Regional Economic Partnerships
Dr Lesley Sawers, Scotland Commissioner for Equalities & Human Rights The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is the statutory regulator for equality in Scotland but our role is about much more than just holding people and organisations to account. We also play a key leadership role in helping to
Inclusive Growth
Ross Martin, Regional Economic Advisor, Scottish Government. Scotland’s Economy is a reflection of its people – increasingly diverse, with strong and proud roots in this place where we choose to live, work and play. Looked at through the lens of our most prominent people, e.g. our current crop of world
Regional Economic Partnerships

30th August 2018

One month after launch

It has been around a month since the launch of SCRIG and we have been busy despite it being the summer. We have made a number of improvements to the IG dashboard and are now up to version 1.11. The main changes have been to add extra equalities data and
SCRIG Updates
Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work. A common feature of successful economies in Europe and across the world is a strong regional distribution of economic activity and positive social impact. This approach demands more than just an acceptance of difference in relation to the roles which
Inclusive Growth