The actions the Scottish Government will take this autumn will provide further investment in construction, skills and the green economy across Scotland.
This budget does everything it can to stimulate Scotland's economy to protect households, businesses and frontline services. Households in Glasgow and the west will benefit from a continued council tax freeze, concessionary travel, free prescriptions and public service workers from a modest pay increase.
The NHS in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Ayrshire and Arran and Lanarkshire will also see increased levels of funding and local schools will benefit from Scotland's Schools for the Future building programme.
I have squeezed every penny possible out of this budget. Here in Glasgow alone, for example, over 7000 businesses are saving almost £2000 a year through the Small Business Bonus Scheme.
We need to do everything we possibly can to sustain and grow the local economy, which also means investing more than £1billion locally in transport links, infrastructure and skills.
A total of £650million, is to be invested in the first phase of electrifying the train route from Queen Street to Edinburgh via Cumbernauld and Falkirk High.
On the roads, £415m is to go towards the M74 completion, upgrading the M8 from Baillieston to Newhouse and improvements to the M73.
In the city centre, £193m is to be spent creating a merged estate for the City of Glasgow College, now the largest further education college in the country.
And it's not just what's in the pipeline. We're investing in projects already under way and benefiting Glasgow's construction economy.
The biggest example is perhaps the new South Glasgow hospital and lab facility project on the site of the Southern General, with £842m being invested and every single penny from the public purse.
At Glasgow School of Art, a £50m partial rebuild is investing in the next generation of creative artists.
This budget builds on work already begun. We're spending up to £246m modernising the subway, investing in the improved green transport we need for the future. We're contributing £40m to the Glasgow Fastlink, improving transport links to the new Southern and the 2014 Games sites and £116m is going towards the National Indoor Sports Arena.
All this extra capital investment helps the construction sector, which in turn leads to wider economic growth, every additional £100m of capital spending being estimated to support around 1400 jobs across the economy.
But the UK Government needs to realise that more needs to be done to stimulate the Scottish economy even further and provide opportunities for individuals, families and businesses.