Scotland's economic performance - economic development zones: survey analysis

Analysis of responses to 'Scotland’s Economic Performance: the contribution of place-based economic development zones' survey.

1. Introduction

The Scottish Government is committed to sustainable, inclusive economic growth as part of our ambition for Scotland to flourish through a just transition towards a net zero, wellbeing economy.

We sought to engage a broad range of stakeholders about the potential contribution that placed-based economic development initiatives and specific incentives or measures can make to building a green, jobs-focussed, fair work recovery.

We invited stakeholders to share their views on how we can build on our current initiatives, such as Enterprise Areas and development of sectoral clusters, to make a greater contribution to our aims. We were also interested in views on whether the design and support package set out in the UK Government's freeport proposals for bespoke economic zones around ports (maritime, air and/or rail terminals) might enhance the current offer, and if it could better reflect Scotland's needs and priorities.



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