The Moray Growth Deal represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for Moray.
The Moray Growth Deal is a regional deal designed to boost economic growth across Moray. It is a long-term plan centered around specific projects designed to transform the economy, address concerns around encouraging young people to live and work in the area and address gender inequality in employment. The Moray Growth Deal brings together Scottish and UK governments, Moray Council, partners from across the public and third sectors and private businesses. Each of these partners will be investing in a better future for Moray. Links to information about Moray can be found here.
Our vision for Moray is that by 2030, the region is known as;
- An ambitious community
- A thriving and well connected place to do business
- A place characterised by innovation from tradition
- An environment in which quality of life is valued and supported
- A destination of choice
The Moray Growth Deal is all about looking to the future of Moray and we want to create projects which address the issues that really matter to the people of Moray. We hope that it will transform the economy and, in particular, encourage young people to stay and work in Moray whilst also addressing any gender inequality in employment.
How do we deliver this? With higher paid jobs, improved skills offering, business growth, improved infrastructure and by showcasing our vibrant and cultural communities, we hope we can make Moray stronger and fairer.
Part of the process of attracting government support is to demonstrate residents are behind the bid. To gauge this support the ‘My Moray’ campaign was launched in July 2017.
This included a dedicated website, attendance at local events, briefings to community groups, engagement with the local business community, specific workshops at Moray College and the My Moray social media campaign.
All this activity has resulted in 1,200 responses to an online survey to ascertain the wants and needs of Moray locals and its business community. The survey showed an 83 per cent approval rating for the deal, with the top areas people wanted to see improvement listed as jobs, education, leisure/recreation and business growth.
Businesses that have pledged their support so far include: