Shaping Scotland's Economy: Scotland's Inward Investment Plan

A new inward investment plan which aims to attract high quality jobs across a range of key economic sectors has been published by Scottish Government.

Shaping Scotland’s Economy: Scotland’s Inward Investment Plan was unveiled in Parliament by Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation Ivan McKee.

The plan offers a fundamental shift in approach and focuses efforts on nine opportunity areas where Scotland has global strengths and which offer strong future prospects.

The nine opportunity areas are:

  1. Energy transition
  2. Decarbonisation of Transport
  3. Software and IT
  4. Digital Financial Services
  5. Digital Business Services
  6. Space
  7. Healthtech
  8. Transformation of Chemical Industries
  9. Food & Drink Innovation
The paper makes reference to the Spanish train manufacturer Talgo that has announced plans to locate a proposed major new train manufacturing facility at Longannet in Fife, supporting the creation of around 1,000 direct high value manufacturing jobs and providing new opportunities to develop a cluster of low carbon rail innovation and supply chain companies around this major investment. Longannet offers the opportunity to develop a physical focal point for this clustering of rail skills, innovation, test and demonstration and supply chain activities on a site with excellent rail and port connectivity.

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