Scottish government gives nearly £1m grant to DuPont Teijin Films

DuPont Teijin Films awarded nearly 1m GBP grant from Scottish government.
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The Herald reported in December 2017 that DuPont Tiejin Films had been awarded a nearly-£1m grant to support innovation at its Dumfries factory in Scotland. The funding, from Scottish Enterprise, is said to have secured 70 jobs and provides support for additional job creation, though it is unclear how many new jobs will be offered or when.

Of the award, Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy said:

Manufacturing is at the heart of our economy and research and development are key to boosting both innovation and the sector’s productivity and competiveness. So this award of close to £1 million to a key employer in Dumfries not only provides a boost to those workers who will see their jobs secured, but also benefits the wider economy of the South of Scotland and Scotland as a whole.

According to our Corporate Welfare Database, Dupont Teijin Films has already received close to £1m in government grants (most of which was awarded in 2007).

Source: Near-£1m grant for film plant | HeraldScotland