Scottish Minister announces new economic opportunities in environmental management
The Scottish Minister for Transport and the Environment, Sarah Boyack, has formally launched the new European operations of a leading US firm specialising in pollution clean-up.
Longbore Inc. has invested £3 million in its new Livingston premises, creating more than 30 new jobs in the next three years, announced Boyack. “Scottish business can seize the very real economic opportunities created by greater concern for the environment,” said Boyack.
Longbore uses guided horizontal drilling technologies originally developed for oil and gas exploration, which has lead them to complete major decontamination projects in North America.
“The environment is one of the biggest challenges facing business today,” said Boyack. “In facing these challenges, however, business can seize the very real economic opportunities created by greater concern for the environment. I’d like to congratulate Longbore for making the right decision on siting this project in Scotland. Longbore is now one of a number of companies in Scotland who have developed sound economic opportunities through increased Executive and European environmental legislation.”
The company’s investment in Scotland was facilitated by Locate in Scotland, the Government’s inward investment programme for Scotland.
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