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08 August 2018

Statement - Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal

Statement - Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal: Jane Martin

SE welcomes the announcement of the new Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal

Jane Martin, managing director of customer operations at Scottish Enterprise, said: “The signing of this deal is tremendous news and we congratulate the universities and local authorities for the heavy lifting they have done in getting this over the line.

 “The strong data-driven innovation component presents so many opportunities for so many sectors in Scotland – from health to financial services, tourism and the public sector. We look forward to continuing to work with all partners, industry and the wider business community in progressing these exciting projects in order to ensure the best possible economic impact is generated for Edinburgh, the South East and Scotland as a whole.

“The data revolution is worth an estimated £20 billion to Scotland’s economy, and we are confident the investment announced today will help cement Scotland’s place as the data capital of Europe by 2025.”

Contact information

Jennifer Stevenson
jennifer.stevenson@scotent.co.uk

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's main economic development agency and aims to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy. Our role is to help identify and exploit the best opportunities for economic growth. We support ambitious Scottish companies to compete within the global marketplace and help build Scotland's globally competitive sectors. We also work with a range of partners in the public and private sectors to attract new investment to Scotland and to help create a world-class business environment.

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