Liz Smith MSP has welcomed moves to attract further investment and jobs to Perth following the creation of 200 jobs at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
The Scottish Conservative politician, who represents the Mid Scotland and Fife region, feels the city is ideally placed to see more firms either expand or start up in Perth.
Commenting, Liz Smith said: “The news regarding the jobs created at Thermo Fisher was most encouraging. We now need to build on the very pro-active approach taken by Perth and Kinross Council to work with the private sector to encourage more firms to expand or start up in Perth.
“Perth is perfectly placed to attract investment. It has a central location; good transport links and it has a strong reputation for being a good place in which to live with a choice of housing and good schools.
“I’m sure we can build on this to attract new jobs.”
Liz Smith continued: "I was also delighted to hear of the final approvals for the Cross Tay Link Road which will open up employment land opportunities as well as further improving transport links. The investment to transform Perth City Hall will also bring a jobs’ boost as the work is undertaken and it will then be an attraction to visitors to the City.
“All of these measures together are good news especially at this difficult time. It is for us to grasp that opportunity to bring much needed prosperity to the City, job opportunities and encourage our young people to stay in Perth."