This paper seeks views on the new Enterprise Agency for the South of Scotland. Responses will shape the development of the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency, influencing what it will do and informing the legislation needed to establish it.
It summarises the Government's ambitions for the South of Scotland its future success, linking with national strategies. It explains the current economic circumstances of the area and draws out areas of strength and opportunities. It explores the range of activity that the Agency could carry out and discusses geographical issues around base(s) and its area of operation.
It asks for views on what strengths the Agency can build on and what challenges it can help to address, on what sort of activities would best fit its purpose, on what it could do for young people and to advance equality of opportunity across the South, and for general commends on powers and other points of the Agency.