Thursday 12 January 2012

Wednesday activities

Yesterday, in addition to assisting with a number of constituent queries and problems, I also attended the latest meeting of the City Council's Local Economy Monitoring Group.

This is a useful regular forum at which the four party group leaders on the council, the City Council Chief Executive, other senior officers and representatives from Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce discuss the local economy, initiatives to improve the employment situation in the city and other economic initiatives.    At yesterday's meeting, representatives from the Federation of Small Businesses also joined the group - a welcome development.

Yesterday's discussions included progress with the renewables sector, the waterfront and V&A at Dundee, the rail station planned improvements and economic research.    Although the Dundee economy - like that across the country - has been going through challenging times, there is much positive activity locally and real commitment to drive forward economic growth for our city.