Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation: summary

This summary version of the strategy highlights the main priorities and actions we will take forward in the next decade to achieve our vision of a wellbeing economy.

3. Productive Businesses and Regions

We must deliver a step-change in our productivity performance and address regional inequalities in economic activity as well as boosting traditional and digital infrastructure.

Through our three new projects we will:

improve connectivity infrastructure and digital adoption across the economy;

upskill business and public sector leaders, pioneering new approaches to driving productivity improvements; and

realise the potential of the different economic and community assets and strengths of Scotland's regions.

Key actions we will implement:

  • Establish a digital productivity fund focused on supporting business to improve firm-level productivity.
  • Design and implement programmes on the practical actions business and leaders can take to boost productivity.
  • Appoint productivity ambassadors to promote understanding of driving productivity improvements.
  • Launch the Centre for Workplace Transformation to support experimentation in ways of working post-pandemic.
  • Reinforce our commitment to regional collaboration through our Regional Policy Review.
  • Introduce Community Wealth Building legislation.



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