Leader of Aberdeen City Council – Councillor Jenny Laing
“Aberdeen City Council is driving unprecedented transformation in our city. We are in the midst of delivering an ambitious £1billion capital programme which will improve opportunities for individuals and businesses in Aberdeen, whilst providing a solid foundation for the region as a whole. Our inward investment hub, Invest Aberdeen, works in partnership with key stakeholders to further grow investment into the city and wider region and create competitive growth opportunities in our priority sectors.
Innovation and diversification are at the heart of Aberdeen City Council’s plans. We are already established on the world stage but must work hard to build on that position – and the evidence of that commitment to progress can be seen throughout the city.”
Aberdeen is an internationally recognised business centre with globally competitive industries. It has particular strengths in energy, food and drink, tourism and life sciences sectors. The region is home to two leading universities and internationally significant research centres such as the National Subsea Research Institute, Oil and Gas Technology Centre, Decommissioning Centre of Excellence, The Rowett Institute,
The Marine Lab and the James Hutton Institute along with world class renewables deployment including the world’s first floating wind farm, European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, and a growing Hydrogen transport economy, with the largest and most diverse hydrogen fleet in Europe. Foresterhill, Aberdeen’s Health Campus of over 123 acres also houses Europe’s single largest healthcare and clinical complex.
Aberdeen is one of the world’s top five energy cities, leading the way in the global energy transition, and has been ranked as one of the UK’s most competitive and innovative cities. In 2018 Aberdeen was ranked 6th among the UK’s 63 largest cities in terms of the number of patents per 1,000 population.
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