• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Bid to stimulate economy of north-east unveiled

A five-year plan to stimulate the economy in north-east Scotland will be unveiled by a partnership of public and private sector organisations today.

The Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future plan aims to provide an annual economic growth of 2.5% in the five years to 2018, and to secure thousands of jobs by boosting the region's energy, life sciences, tourism and food and drink industries.

The forum said the plan centres on delivering better integrated transport and digital connectivity; attracting and developing skills; regenerating the city centre; increasing the promotion and profile of the region; and anchoring an international energy industry.

Its chairman Tom Smith said the first five-year plan, launched in 2008, had delivered progress despite challenging economic conditions.

He said: "Almost £1 billion of the planned £1.5bn of new investment in a variety of projects and developments is under way."

Contextual targeting label: 
Food and drink

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.