Business potential hailed by Fife MSP

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Fife’s ability to attract significant investment into the region has been hailed by an MSP.

Tricia Marwick MSP for Central Fife said the proposed arrival of Samsung Heavy Industries into the area is just another example of Fife’s inward investment potential.

The firm recently announced that it is to base its first European offshore wind project at Fife Energy Park in Levenmouth in a £100 million project that could create more than 500 jobs.

It follows other commitments to the Kingdom by online retailer Amazon in Dunfermline, drinks giant Diageo’s Banbeath bottling plant expansion, which may create 400 new jobs, and energy firm RWE npower’s investment of £200m for a new biomass facility at Tullis Russell in Glenrothes which has also secured numerous jobs in the Kingdom.

Mrs Marwick said: “The inward investment of each of these firms has provided a boost to Fife’s economy and, more importantly, provided job opportunities for many Fifers. In these tough economic times, this is most welcome.

“It is vital that Fife is as attractive and accessible as possible for businesses to locate in the region.”