The Falkirk Economic Partnership has now commenced work to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 for the Falkirk economy, including its most vulnerable businesses, sectors and communities. This work will aim to create capacity for renewal and growth and support businesses in the area with their recovery plans.

This work will build on the plans for the Investment Zone and Growth Deal bid which has secured £90 million of UK and Scottish Government funding for the area.

The Growth Deal will focus on:

  • Industrial innovation: particularly in industrial biotechnology, carbon capture and autobus innovation to enable the transition to more sustainable industries whilst preserving our manufacturing base.
  • Infrastructure including roads, rail and ports projects to support industries such as construction, logistics, manufacturing, tourism and their supply chains.
  • Place: to enhance our town centres and the tourism sector.

This Economic recovery report examines the impacts of COVID-19 on the Falkirk economy, how the area has been impacted, the response during lockdown and captures the views of local businesses and key stakeholders as to the plans required to be put in place to help towards planning for economic recovery.

The Falkirk Economic Partnership includes: Falkirk Council, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, INEOS, Forth Ports, CalaChem, Scottish Canals, Forth Valley College and local businesses.