On Monday 24th August 2020, the Heads of Terms for Moray's Growth Deal was signed in a virtual meeting attended by David Duguid MP on behalf of Iain Stewart MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Scotland), Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, and the leader of Moray Council, Cllr Graham Leadbitter.
The deal represents a combined investment of over £100 million. Read the document in full here .
The Moray Growth Deal is a regional deal designed to boost economic growth across Moray. It is a long-term plan centred on specific projects designed to transform the economy, address concerns around encouraging young people to live and work in the area and address gender inequality in employment. The Moray Growth Deal brings together Scottish and UK Governments, Moray Council, partners from across the public and third sector and private businesses.
Each of these partners are investing in a better future for Moray.
The Moray Growth Deal is all about looking to the future of Moray and we want to create projects which address the issues that really matter to the people of Moray. We hope that it will transform the economy and, in particular, encourage young people to stay and work in Moray whilst also addressing any gender inequality in employment.
How do we deliver this? With higher paid jobs, improved skills offering, business growth, improved infrastructure and by showcasing our vibrant and cultural communities, we hope we can make Moray stronger and fairer.