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Barrhead is to be a major part of East Renfrewshire’s new "place" campaign to stimulate the local economy, attract new businesses and market the area as a great place to live, work and visit.
The new three year campaign called, "A Place to Grow", is backed by East Renfrewshire Council and East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce and is designed to help promote the area, with a new brand identity was also unveiled consisting of a flower with brightly coloured petals. The brand, which was designed in-house by the council's graphics team, will be used to market all of the areas' economic development, tourism and community-based activities.
The campaign will celebrate East Renfrewshire's strengths as: A great place to grow families: With the highest proportion of families per capita in Scotland East Renfrewshire it is already one of the best places to buy a home and educate children.
A great place to grow business: Barrrhead former industrial sites are being marketed to potential developers while small business units are being made available to employers.
The campaign, originally came out of the region's Economic Think Tank, formed two years ago and made up of community groups, residents and local businesses, all of whom are attending the launch at Whitelee Windfarm in Eaglesham.
Council Leader Jim Fletcher says: "With a fragile economy and high unemployment, there's never been a more important time to focus on skills, new business and employment opportunities.
"Whilst business start - ups are down nationally, we are still holding our own locally with more businesses starting through our Business Gateway service. To ensure that we continue to grow, we are delivering a strong campaign which will bring business, residents, communities and the council together to firmly establish our area as the perfect place to set-up a business, to invest, to live or to visit."
The local communities requested the campaign, now they have it. What we have to do now is make sure we all pull together to deliver it."
Check out what local businesses, residents and school children had to say about what they feel are East Renfrewshire's strengths www.aplacetogrow.co.uk
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