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South of Scotland Enterprise Act 2019

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(1)South of Scotland Enterprise's aims are to—

(a)further the sustainable economic and social development of the South of Scotland, and

(b)improve the amenity and environment of the South of Scotland.

(2)Achieving those aims may involve taking action directed towards (amongst other things)—

(a)supporting inclusive and sustainable economic growth,

(b)providing, maintaining and safeguarding employment,

(c)increasing the number of residents in the South of Scotland who are of working age,

(d)enhancing skills and capacities relevant to employment,

(e)encouraging business start-ups and entrepreneurship,

(f)supporting inclusive business models (such as social enterprises and co-operatives of any kind),

(g)promoting commercial and industrial—

(i)efficiency,

(ii)innovativeness, and

(iii)international competitiveness,

(h)promoting digital connectivity,

(i)promoting improved transport services and infrastructure,

(j)supporting communities to help them meet their needs,

(k)supporting community ownership of land and other assets,

(l)maintaining, protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural heritage and environmental quality of the South of Scotland,

(m)promoting the sustainable and efficient use and re-use of resources,

(n)supporting the transitions required to meet the net-zero emissions target (as defined in section A1 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009),

(o)encouraging and facilitating collaborations between persons that will advance one or more of South of Scotland Enterprise's aims.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations alter South of Scotland Enterprise's aims by modifying this section.

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