Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing is meeting business leaders in the US and Canada to promote Scotland’s growth in the energy sector.
Mr Ewing and Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop are promoting Scotland as part of a seven-day tour to North America. Mr Ewing believes Scotland is “leading the world in innovation in renewable energy” and has an “established reputation for expertise and excellence in oil and gas”, which he will be promoting during the tour.
The Ministers are working to attract investment for Scotland’s growing economy and sees the United States as a key market due to its recovering economy.
Mr Ewing said: “The globalised economy means that a stronger export and inward investment performance is essential if Scotland is to move onto a more sustainable, balanced path of growth and economic success. That is why the Scottish Government and our enterprise agencies are working hard to encourage more growth companies to become active exporters and to ensure Scotland retains its reputation as the destination of choice for inward investors.”
The tour will end in April 14 in New York, where Mr Ewing will celebrate the Tartan Day Parade.