RONA MACKAY MSP WELCOMES £15M SUPPORT PACKAGE
Action taken by the Scottish Government will help unleash enterprise and entrepreneurship across East Dunbartonshire, said local MSP Rona Mackay.
In the Programme for Government, First Minister Humza Yousaf announced a new £15 million support package that he says will unleash entrepreneurial talent, support enterprise and entrepreneurship, and create new opportunities to start, scale and sustain businesses.
A further £1.5 million will also be delivered through the Pathways Pre-Start fund to provide support, mentoring and advice to people considering creating a start-up business – this fund will have a particular focus on closing the gender gap and widening participation in entrepreneurship.
These funds will ensure that across East Dunbartonshire more high-quality jobs are created and a sustainable and growing economy is developed. It will also put Scotland on track to become a leading start-up nation.
Commenting, SNP MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Rona Mackay said:
“The SNP Government’s bold announcements will ensure that entrepreneurs are supported to scale up and create high-quality jobs across my constituency.
“Supporting businesses to develop a fair and growing economy is a key priority to people in East Dunbartonshire and this investment will develop a thriving local economy while also putting Scotland on track to becoming a leading start-up nation.
“While Scotland remains held back by a failing Westminster Government, the SNP Government is using the powers they have to build an economy that drives up living standards, reduces poverty, and sustains high quality public services.”