Local MSP and Councillor urge Local Businesses to get involved in City Deal Projects

Stuart McMillan MSP and Cllr John Crowther are encouraging local businesses to get involved in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley City deal projects.

The City Deal is aimed at investing £1.13b into the City Deal area over a 20 year period. Inverclyde is scheduled to get 3 City Deal projects.

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Stuart McMillan MSP said:

“In June 2016 a supplier event aimed at the small and medium sized enterprises took place locally at The Beacon. On 28th September, a further Supplier Development event is taking place at Hampden in Glasgow.

“It’s important that Inverclyde businesses have an opportunity to be involved in the City Deal programme. Any contracts won by local firms will bring extra spend into our local economy which can only be positive.

“With Inverclyde to obtain 3 of the projects I would hope that involvement of many local companies will far outweigh the 3 local projects we are due to receive.

Cllr John Crowther added:

The Glasgow Region City Deal is a long term 20 year deal and this years “Meet the Buyer” event offers local businesses a great opportunity to engage directly with representatives from the Glasgow City Region City Deal who will be able to provide information on current and projected projects within each of the eight local authority areas.

This is the largest free procurement event in Scotland and more than 60 exhibitors from the public and private sectors along with business support providers have already confirmed their attendance”.

 

Notes:

An Inverclyde SME event took place in the Beacon Arts Centre on Thursday 16 June 2016. https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/news/glasgow-city-region-city-deal/inver

A further Supplier Development Programme is partnering with the Scottish Government, Scotland Excel and Business Gateway for its annual Meet the Buyer event at Hampden on September 28th 2017.

http://www.glasgowcityregion.co.uk/article/9034/Find-out-more-about-up

Further details can also be found at –

https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/events/meet-buyer-2017/

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