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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.”

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