Praises for new economic agency operational plans

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South Scotland, MSP Joan McAlpine has praised South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) on the publication of their Operational Plan for 20/21.

This is SOSE’s first ever Operational Plan since the agency was established earlier this year. They have been working closely with Dumfries and Galloway Council, Borders Council and other key partners to produce the plan which they hope will kick start the region’s recovery from the pandemic.
Commenting Ms McAlpine said,

“The new operating plan from South of Scotland Enterprise is most welcome – thanks to the coronavirus there’s never been a greater need for the support this agency can offer.

“Our region has been badly hit by the pandemic with businesses facing unprecedented pressures, especially as it relies heavily on tourism and hospitality businesses, some of the worst affected.

“The plan focusses heavily on economic recovery, protecting vital jobs and supporting communities. I welcome its commitment to partnership working and its ambitious vision to maximise opportunities and showcase the region to the rest of the world.

“I campaigned for a long time for an economic development agency for the south of Scotland so I’m so relieved it’s been established just in time to support the re-opening of the region and to help get our economy back on its feet.”

The full SOSE Operational Plan is at this link: