Last Call For South Of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy Consultation

Anyone with an interest in the future of the South of Scotland is being reminded to take part in an important consultation open until Friday 5 March.


The Regional Economic Strategy (RES) sees public, private and third sector groups in the South of Scotland join forces. It proposes to look beyond the current Coronavirus pandemic, with the aim of growing and developing a stronger, fairer and more sustainable economy for the South of Scotland.


The strategy is a key focus of the South of Scotland’s Regional Economic Partnership (REP) which brings together a diverse range of interests, knowledge, experience and resources all valuable to the development of the RES for the South.


Everyone is encouraged to put forward their views by 5 March via:


Depute Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Councillor Rob Davidson, is the current Chair of the REP and said: “Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Regional Economic Strategy so far.


“It is vital we get as many different views as possible to help create the Strategy and drive the economic success of our region, which is why we would encouraged as many people as possible to take part in the consultation by 5 March.”
Chair of South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE), Professor Russel Griggs OBE, added: “We have had a good level of response from individuals, businesses and community groups right across the South of Scotland so far but we want to hear more voices.
“The strategy will help shape the future of our economy, so this consultation is hugely important for every aspect of life in the South of Scotland.”

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