Glasgow 2014 Has Helped Scottish Companies Win $375M Worth Of Contracts
The Scottish government revealed Scottish companies have already won £250M ($375M) worth of contracts for Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth Games, "amounting to 90% of the value of the contracts to date," according to Colin Donald of the HERALD SCOTLAND. Legacy 2014, the department charged with maximizing the sporting, economic and social impact of the Glasgow games, "has been praised" by London 2012 and British Olympic Chair Sebastian Coe. Coe expects the Scottish event to "take to another level" London's success in combining socially-improving volunteering and public-health programs with the achieving lasting commercial advantages for local firms. Coe said: "I am loathe to keep talking about the 'lessons to be learned' from the Olympics by Glasgow because actually Glasgow is doing a really good job and it is not as if they are waiting for outside help. I have been conscious of a Glasgow team travelling to virtually every sporting event I've been to in last four to five years" (HERALD SCOTLAND, 3/3).