The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is much more than a sporting event – it is an opportunity for businesses, organisations and communities across Scotland to benefit now and in the future.
Business opportunities worth more than £50 million are to be generated over the next six months. From construction to catering, businesses across Scotland are already winning contracts resulting from the Games. Spending on construction and refurbishment of Games venues and the Athletes’ village now supports around 1,000 jobs per year.
One of the big aims is to inspire more Scots to get active. Active Schools gives every school age child the chance to take part in over 70 activities. New and improved Games venues already welcome the wider public, and Community Sports Hubs and the Active Places Fund are ensuring there are more community facilities to meet the growing demand.
Glasgow 2014 is a major driver in the transformation of Glasgow’s East End. 64 hectares of derelict or contaminated land has been brought back into use since 2009, with 1,500 new homes built and planned for a new community. 400 jobs for long-term unemployed have been committed through community benefit clauses.
Reputation and Pride
85% of Glaswegians already believe the Games will have a positive impact on their city. Glasgow has been recognised in the top ten of Ultimate Sports Cities for 2012. Two million people visit the city each year and Glasgow 2014 will showcase the city to a global TV audience of 1.5 billion.
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