Media Release: New economic strategy for Fife

THE future direction of Fife’s economy has been set out in a new economic strategy for the Kingdom.

The Fife Economic Strategy 2009-2020 outlines a number of priorities for Fife over the next decade, specifically focusing on the provision of support and opportunities to both residents and businesses.

The strategy was developed by the Fife Economy Partnership, a group of Fife’s major employers and public agencies working together to position Fife as a great place to do business.

The overall aim of the strategy is to make Fife an easy place to invest in and do business by growing existing businesses, extending employment and skills opportunities and focusing on Fife’s competitive strengths.

It also aims to address a number of issues and challenges facing the Kingdom in developing a modern business infrastructure, improving Fife’s knowledge and research base and in developing stronger communities through economic regeneration activities.

Fraser Phillips, chair of the Fife Economy Partnership, stated: “The health of the economy affects everyone, and the Fife Economic Strategy offers a unique opportunity for the private and public sectors to work together to tackle issues that really matter to the people and organisations in Fife.”

Enterprise Minister, Jim Mather, said: “I want to see all areas of Scotland maximise their potential and I am pleased to see Fife’s strategy chime with our own economic plan to create a strong, sustainable economy that protects jobs and communities.”

Councillor Tony Martin, chair of Fife Council’s Environment, Enterprise and Transportation Committee, commented: “Fife has enormous potential to be more competitive and to grasp new opportunities. This strategy will help position Fife as a location of choice to live, work, visit and invest and will ensure that Fife’s communities benefit from a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable economy.”

To obtain a copy of the Fife Economic Strategy 2009-2020 please visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/economy or contact Allan Conry on 08451 55 55 55 Ext 44 22 80 or email: allan.conry@fife.gov.uk


Our photo shows (from left to right): Jim Mather MSP, Minister for Enterprise, with Councillor Tony Martin, Chair of Fife Council Environment, Enterprise and Transportation Committee at the Energy Park Fife.

Contact: Allan Conry, 08451 55 55 55 Ext. 44 22 80

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