New Strategy Aims to Deliver 50,000 Jobs

29 Nov 2016

Financial and Business Services is one of 8 key sectors at the heart of Glasgow's new economic strategy. Featuring the UK's most ambitious jobs creation target, the strategy aims to create 50,000 new jobs and an additional 1000 new businesses by 2023.

The 7 other key sectors are Digital/tech, Creative industries, Low carbon, Health and life sciences, Engineering, design and advanced manufacturing, Tourism and events and Higher and further education.

As well as supporting these key sectors, the new strategy has 9 other themes covering raising health, skills for all, a fairer Glasgow, innovation/high value employment, smart infrastructure investment, housing mix, supporting enterprise, linking education to employment opportunities and  Increasing the city's population.

Underlining that Glasgow is very much 'Open for Business', the new strategy will see the launch of Scotland's first city innovation district, around the Technology and Innovation Centre, near George Square.

It will also aim to increase the number of tourists visiting the city from two million to three million each year, build 25,000 new homes, have 1000 Glasgow Living Wage Employers, and achieve a 50% reduction in the number of adults with no skills,

Read the full Glasgow Economic Strategy 2016-2023 here.

 

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