Hundreds of smaller-sized building firms are benefitting from increased activity as the value of construction work linked to a Scotland-wide programme to develop new community facilities reaches £1,060 million.
Figures published by the Scottish Futures Trust show the value of schools, health centres and town centre facilities being built for public sector organisations.
Commenting, Kenneth Gibson said:
"Three quarters of all "hub" contracts have been awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises, while the related construction activity is supporting more than 14,000 jobs.
"Projects valued at some £550m are in development through the five hub ventures while schemes valued at £510m have already been completed, are operational and serving local communities.
"Here in Cunninghame North, from the new Garnock Academy Campus to Brodick Harbour and the para-sports facility being built in Largs, we are seeing multi-million pound investments in infrastructure.
"Despite ongoing financial challenges, I continue to press for continued investment in my constituency, which we will include over the next two years 98 new homes being built in Ardrossan, construction of the Dalry Bypass and a new Largs Academy."