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Greater Glasgow councils agree on new economic blueprint

Words: Roger Milne

Eight Scottish councils have together launched an ambitious joint economic action plan.

The initiative, a first for the country, will see authorities across the Glasgow City Region pursue a common economic strategy between now and the year 2035.

Working together, the group is targeting 100,000 extra jobs, 6,500 new businesses, and big improvements in qualifications, training and skills.

Councils also aim to bring thousands of hectares of vacant and derelict land into use and support the building of 110,000 new homes across the region.

The eight authorities participating in the joint strategy are: East Dunbartonshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council, Glasgow City Council, Inverclyde Council, North Lanarkshire Council, Renfrewshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, and West Dunbartonshire Council.

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