Productive businesses and regions

Productivity is driven by factors like the quality of jobs, skills and entrepreneurship. Levels of investment, innovation and quality of infrastructure and connectivity are also important. 

Improving productivity will increase the competitiveness of Scotland’s enterprises, regions and the economy as a whole, raising household incomes and generating higher revenues to invest in our public services and infrastructure.

The National Strategy for Economic Transformation sets out our programme of action to make Scotland’s businesses, industries, regions, communities and public services more productive and innovative by:

  • improving connectivity infrastructure and digital adoption across the economy including setting up a Digital Productivity Fund to help business adopt new technologies
  • upskilling business and public sector leaders, pioneering new approaches to driving productivity improvements
  • realising the potential of different economic and community assets and strengths of Scotland’s regions
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