Creative Clyde named as Enterprise Area
17 January 2012
17 Jan 2012
As four new Enterprise Areas are announced by the Scottish Government, Creative Clyde has been identified as a key site in the new initiative which is designed to support jobs and encourage economic growth.
The four new Enterprise Areas focus on those industries with the
greatest potential to create new employment opportunities,
stimulate private investment and boost economic growth.
Creative Clyde has been named as part of an Enterprise Area
which also incorporates Prestwick International and encompasses
both manufacturing and other growth sector opportunities.
Each of the other three Enterprise Areas are sector specific and
include Renewable Energy Enterprise Areas in the East and North as
well as a Life Sciences Enterprise Area (with sites across
Welcoming the announcement, Linda McPherson, Director of
Creative Industries at Scottish Enterprise said, "This is fantastic
news for the future development of the Creative Clyde project,
launched last year as an integral part of our efforts to grow the
already significant contribution the creative industries make to
the Glasgow and Scottish economy.
We introduced an exciting new masterplan for developing Scottish
Enterprise's site at Pacific Quay seven months ago and the news
today that this site is included within the new enterprise area is
very welcome. We look forward to working with our partners in
Glasgow City Council to further enhance the development proposition
for creative industry organisations within Creative Clyde."
With the locations now established the Scottish Government will
go on to agree the specific incentives that will be offered to
encourage private investment at each of the sites in the Enterprise
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