City Region Deal

I was delighted to join the Council Leader and our Aberdeenshire Council colleagues, Councillor Jim Gifford and Jim Savege at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce this lunchtime for the launch of the Aberdeen City Region Deal.

The Deal proposes a development programme costed at approximately £2.9billion which will see funding for infrastructure in the area over the next 20 years supported by an economic strategy focusing on internationalisation, innovation and skills.  Elected members from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils will consider the Deal at their meetings on Thursday 12th March when both Councils will be asked to authorise officers to continue work on developing the detailed proposals and to continue to engage with the Scottish and the UK Governments.

The City Region Deal document is available here – http://goo.gl/GuaGUu