Perth and Kinross Council’s quarterly economic journal was released on Friday 3rd July and offers an insight into the early signs of how Covid-19 has impacted the local economy. The following foreword from Karen Reid opened the journal which we have made available for download.
“I recognise this is a worrying time for businesses as the impact of the restrictions start to unfold, and the economic impact becomes clearer. Together with members of the local Covid 19 Business Taskforce, the Council is working to offer support, advice, and collective action to get our local economy back on its feet as quickly as possible.
“I have also seen some remarkable stories of resilience and entrepreneurial thinking over the past few months, with some of our local businesses providing new products or services, or quickly managing to find innovative ways to serve customers. This can-do spirit is reassuring, and lies at the heart of our assertion in these challenging time that ‘Everybody has something to offer’.
“Businesses in Perth and Kinross have an important role to play in helping our communities to come together, now more than ever. So, while there is sobering reading in this Journal, and there may still be a difficult road ahead, collectively we can build back a better Perth and Kinross.” – Karen Reid, Perth, 3 July 2020,