Businesses asked to comment on Fife Economic Strategy

Social Enterprises across Fife are being invited to have their say on a new economic strategy for the Kingdom.

Fife's Economic Strategy 2017-2027 sets out the way Fife Council, the Fife Economy Partnership and Opportunities Fife Partnership will work together over the next 10 years to achieve stronger, sustainable and more resilient economic growth for Fife's businesses.

Your views will help ensure that the new strategy has identified and will tackle the issues and challenges that Fife businesses face.

Stephen Doran, Chair of the Fife Economy Partnership, said: "We want to achieve more than simply a pre-recession level of economic performance for Fife.  We want to tackle the underlying challenges in our economy and labour market in order to both increase the competitiveness and resilience of Fife's businesses and at the same time reduce inequality.

"It's important that we make sure that our new strategy includes appropriate activities for us to achieve this. The online questionnaire gives businesses an opportunity to tell us what they think of the new strategy.  This will help us ensure that the Strategy's Delivery Plans are tailored to meet their needs."

Cllr Lesley Laird, Depute Leader of Fife Council and Spokesperson for Economy and Planning said: "Both the context and challenges for Fife in the foreseeable future is one of change. Collaboration and co-operation are vital for Fife's economy to respond to the complex set of challenges that this change creates.  We encourage all Fife's businesses to get involved in helping to deliver the ambitions of this strategy and to work with us to deliver activities to make sure that Fife becomes the best place to start and grow a business."

To have your say, complete the online survey at http://bit.ly/2hMHl88

For more information about how to get involved in the Fife Economy Partnership's new delivery groups and to register your interest in joining one of the groups, e-mail Graeme.ferguson@fife.gov.uk