To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken, and intends to take, to encourage the Scottish diaspora in Canada to invest in the Scottish economy.
The Scottish Executive intends to engage with and mobilise the Scottish diaspora to further Scotland’s interests for the long-term benefit of our economy and society. We aim to encourage the diaspora’s active participation and engagement in promoting Scotland as a great country to visit, live, learn, work, do business and invest.
Scottish Development International (SDI) is already highly active in the North American market, with a presence which covers all the Canadian provinces and which supports both the trade and inward investment agendas in a way that is knowledge driven and highly integrated. The Executive will work closely with SDI, where appropriate, to further Scottish interests including encouraging inward investment.