Information from Stirling Council:
Outline plans to deliver a network of Regional Digital Hubs across Stirling and Clackmannanshire have been approved by the City Region Deal Joint Committee.
New, high quality, digitally connected business space will be set up across Stirling and Clackmannanshire under the programme, allowing growing companies to stay local and create new and exciting opportunities across the area.
Backed by £2million of investment from the Scottish Government through the £90.2million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the Hubs will be established in Cowie, Callander and Clackmannanshire to benefit urban, rural and disadvantaged areas of the region.
Stirling Council Leader, Cllr Scott Farmer, said: “Within 10 years, the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region aims to be recognised as one of the UK’s leading areas for digital technology and as a centre of excellence for digital skills and education across a number of sectors.
The project will bring businesses together and foster innovation and rapid growth through collaborative working and targeted business mentoring and support.”
Cllr Ellen Forson, Clackmannanshire Council Leader, said: “The Digital Hubs will align with the Stirling & Clackmannanshire City Region Deal’s Skills and Inclusion Programme, which will deliver training through businesses, schools, STEP, Forth Valley College, the University of Stirling and local partners.