Date lodged: 14 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how its various departments support measures to increase GDP in Ayrshire.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 22 November 2018
The Scottish Government is committed to working with our partners in Ayrshire to support inclusive growth. This involves a wide range of contributions from government departments and agencies. All of this effort is firmly focused on boosting Ayrshire's economy, including enabling an increase in GDP, and creating and sustaining high quality jobs. Central to our ambitions for Ayrshire is agreement of a Growth Deal with regional partners and the UK government. We continue to work hard to secure a Heads of Terms agreement as soon as possible.