Date lodged: 4 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making with delivering the Edinburgh and South East City Region Deal.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 18 September 2018
Edinburgh and its city region is an area of huge importance to the Scottish economy, containing over a quarter of Scotland’s population and contributing around £36 billion annually to the Scottish and UK economies. The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal was signed on 7 August 2018 and aims to deliver 41,000 new homes across the region, create 21,000 jobs and improve skills in an estimated 14,700 people. The Scottish Government will contribute £300 million over a 15 year period to this project to help deliver inclusive economic growth.
Work is now being taken forward in order to develop individual business cases in order to progress them into delivery.