“Glasgow City Region is the largest city region in Scotland, one of the largest in the UK and is a key engine of economic growth for both the Scottish and UK economies.
The Glasgow City Region City Deal, one of the largest and most advanced in the UK, represents the biggest ever investment for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley. Our City Deal will be transformational, changing not only the physical and social landscape but also how we as partners work together across the region. The benefit this funding will bring to our infrastructure, economy and labour market will be felt for decades through tens of thousands of new jobs and increased competitiveness.
A key aim is for the City Region to be seen as one of Europe’s leading destinations of choice for residents, businesses, visitors and investors. The characteristics of the City Region include a strong growing core in Glasgow, but able to exploit growth opportunities across the region, reducing economic inequality, and a highly skilled and entrepreneurial workforce able to engage fully with the labour market.
I look forward to working with all of our partners to deliver this hugely important project in the years to come.”