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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

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

What would you like to see for the South of Scotland?
A much more flexible and less bureaucratic support for businesses individuals and communities.

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
Economic growth and full employment.

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
We have the natural resources to produce all our energy from renewable sources and ensure no one is in fuel poverty.

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
Business space for new, existing and inward investment.

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?
Nothing

Effective boundaries

10. What could the Agency do outwith its boundaries working with other local authorities or with agencies like Highlands and Islands Enterprise to support specific projects which benefit the South of Scotland and with national agencies?

What could the Agency do outwith its boundaries working
Learn from them and make access to support simple and easy to access.

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
Co location.

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
Needs of the people and businesses.

13. If you were to use the services of this Agency, what factors are important to you in terms of reaching it?

you were to use the services of this Agency, what factors are important to you in terms of reaching it?
Easy to access and understand with swift decision making.

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
Mostly business people with a few community leaders who understand the bigger picture.

Other issues

15. We know that young people are less likely to stay in or move to the South of Scotland than they are other parts of the country. Do you have any comments on things the Agency could do to meet the interests of children and young people?

We know that young people are less likely to stay in or move
Unless there are well paid jobs in the South young people are always going to move away.

19. Do you have any other thoughts on powers that the Agency will need?

Do you have any other thoughts on powers that the Agency
The existing powers of HIE and SE would be sufficient if and only if the agency has the flexibility to deliver.

About you

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