A commitment from the Deputy First Minister was confirmed in the Scottish Parliament today to look at the potential for the creation of an Investment Zone for Renfrewshire. This commitment came about after Paisley’s MSP George Adam arranged a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon involving many of the main employers in Renfrewshire, the MSP has been made aware that this project is being worked on by Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow Airport, Renfrewshire Council as well as near neighbours Glasgow City Council.
Speaking on the announcement, George said;
“It appears that opposition MSP’s misunderstand exactly what Glasgow Airport, Scottish Enterprise and their business partners are trying to achieve with the proposed Glasgow Airport Investment Zone.
‘The Depute First Minister has provided us with an opportunity. All of the local companies involved are working together to ensure that we make the most of this chance. As local politicians we too should work together to ensure we can achieve this for all the families of Paisley and Renfrewshire.
‘This is not the issue for political grandstanding. It is too important for any of that petty nonsense. All the companies involved employ up to 15,000 people in Renfrewshire. This is about jobs and investment in our infrastructure, ensuring our very successful business sector in Renfrewshire continues to be competitive and I would ask all local politicians, regardless of political party, to work with me, Glasgow Airport, Scottish Enterprise and all the other companies involved in exciting new opportunity for our area.”