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What we want for the South of Scotland

1. Do you agree with our ambition outlined?

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No
Don't know
Please explain your answer.
Why has this region been ignored for the last 50 years ??

2. What would you like to see for the South of Scotland?

What would you like to see for the South of Scotland?
Investment in infrastructure(roads and rail) which are currently not fit for purpose. Encourage large international companies to locate in SW rather than the central belt. This region cannot survive solely on small business start ups, tourism, forestry, fishing and farming.

Ambitions for the new South of Scotland Enterprise

3. What are your ambitions for the future economic success of the South of Scotland?

What are your ambitions for the future economic success of
to promote its unique identity as a multi layered region. Dumfries and Galloway to the SW and Borders in the SE.

The economic context of the South of Scotland

4. What are the strengths you would like to see the Agency build on?

What are the strengths you would like to see the Agency
Its more about the weaknesses that you need to focus. Poor infrastructure, poor telecommunications, lack of investment in town centres like Dumfries. Redevelopment of empty warehouses.

5. What are the economic challenges you would like to see the Agency address?

What are the economic challenges you would like to see the
see above.......

Potential Activities for the South of Scotland Enterprise

6. What currently works well in the South of Scotland?

What currently works well in the South of Scotland?
conservation projects, arts projects

7. What would you add or take away from the potential activities that the Agency could carry out across the three areas:

a) drive forward the economy?
improve infrastructure
b) sustain communities?
attraction of premier division employers, job creation, infrastructure, comprehensive broadband coverage, town centre regeneration, flood defence investment.
c) capitalise on people and resources?
improve opportunities for young people away from basic minimum wage jobs in tourism and farming.

8. What would you prioritise as the key areas of activity for the Agency?

What would you prioritise as the key areas of activity for the
regeneration of Dumfries as an attractive, innovative centre of commerce and the arts served by road and rail links fit for purpose.

9. What specific things could the Agency do to help you, your business, your sector or your community?

What specific things could the Agency do to help you, your
Declare how much capital is available for the region to help jump start the region. Less words like 'could, should, want and wish 'and more 'will,can'.

Location of the new Agency

11. Which option, either from the list above or your own suggestion, do you think offers the best way to ensure the Agency is accessible to all across the South of Scotland?

Which option, either from the list above or your own
Locate in refurbished warehouse in Dumfries like Rosefield Mill Dumfries

12. Which criteria should be used in reaching a decision about the location of the Agency?

Which criteria should be used in reaching a decision about
Where it would have the greatest impact and be accessible to majority of population. One in Dumfries the other somewhere in the Borders.

14. What sort of people should be on the Board of the Agency and what sorts of skills and expertise should they have?

What sort of people should be on the Board of the Agency
Mixture of local politicians, businessmen/women, and environment agencies and interested citizens with broad range of life skills.

Other issues

17. Do you have any other comments on how the Agency might address specific needs?

Do you have any other comments on how the Agency might
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About you

What is your name?

Name
gary blissett

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