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This review was commissioned to assess: the effects on companies of locating within Scotland’s Enterprise Areas (EAs); the benefits to agency stakeholders of having designated EAs to promote to businesses; and the impact of EA incentives in influencing company investment decisions.
The purpose of Enterprise Area designation was to create a business environment to support employment, investment and growth. Incentives and support available to companies within Scotland’s EAs include:
The Scottish Government designated 14 sites with EA status in April 2012, augmented by one further site in West Lothian in March 2013.1 These sites are grouped into four clusters: