Firms across the north-east have deliver a business wish list for tomorrow’s council elections.
Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) asked its 1,300 members to give their thoughts on the crucial issues and actions needed by its elected officials to boost the region’s prospects.
The “manifesto” calls for engagement and ambition to maximise economic potential and deliver a renaissance in the wake of the oil downturn.
AGCC chief executive Russell Borthwick said: “Our economy is at a key crossroads and businesses of all shapes and sizes are adjusting to a new norm, but we have a strong platform from which to move forward.
“There are currently £5.3billion of infrastructure projects in the pipeline, with more to come.
“We have an economic diversification plan that is gathering pace. Our strength in innovation is being further developed through city region deal investment.”
Mr Borthwick also highlighted “real progress” with the city centre masterplan, adding: “Most of all we are beginning to demonstrate confidence and ambition, and sending out the message that we are open for business.
“It is vital that this momentum is maintained and the pace increased. We need our politicians of all colours to see the big picture.”