East Dunbartonshire Council signs up for £1.13 billion City Deal

East Dunbartonshire Council has signed up to the Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal initiative aimed at creating jobs and transforming the local economy.

The deal brings together eight councils in the area, sharing £1.13 billion of public sector investment over the next decade.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “The Glasgow City Deal model has expanded considerably from the initial discussions we had last year and now includes a substantial infrastructure investment fund alongside employability and innovation and growth programmes and we are keen to be involved in all aspects.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to be part of the bigger programme for the economic development of the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area.

Thomas Glen, director of development and regeneration, added: “The Glasgow City Deal model includes a substantial infrastructure investment fund and is anticipated to deliver more than an additional 25,000 new jobs across the city region over the next 20 years.”