Aberdeen is a vibrant region in Scotland’s North East, home to a unique mix of business opportunities and a wealth of skills and knowledge across its key sectors. Not only is the region at the forefront of the energy transition, it is also a world leader in the life sciences industry and home to food and drink brands enjoyed across the world.

Aberdeen has a long history of innovation and discovery – from subsea technology to the invention of the first MRI scanner. With a rapidly growing hydrogen economy, Aberdeen is the UK’s leading hydrogen city. The city hosts 85 hydrogen vehicles, including the world ’s first hydrogen double-decker bus, and two publicly accessible hydrogen refuelling stations.

The region has always been enterprising with a global outlook, reaching well beyond its shores. Aberdeen’s ongoing multi-million-pound investments in harbour infrastructure, including Port of Aberdeen’s £420million South Harbour expansion, ensures its maritime heritage remains at its very heart.

Aberdeen has moved seamlessly into scientific, engineering, digital and low carbon specialisms. The region has one of the largest concentrations of life scientists in Europe and the largest biologics cluster in the UK after Cambridge. The new £40million ONE BioHub opened in 2023 and provides start-up, spinout and scaling life sciences businesses with the resources and infrastructure to work on modern health challenges and turn research into innovation.

As well as being the home of the world-renowned Aberdeen Angus cattle, Europe’s largest seafood catches are landed at Peterhead Port and Fraserburgh Harbour. The region is also home to globally popular food and drink brands, contributing to an estimated 20% of Scotland’s food and drink industry output.

The City of Aberdeen has a rich array of cultural assets including historical buildings, traditional theatres, arts centres, an arena complex, a music hall, libraries, archives, museums and galleries, and a varied programme of cultural events which attracts a growing number of visitors.

The Aberdeen City Region is a world-class business location with a rich industrial, commercial and international heritage. Almost £16 billion of public and private infrastructure investment is due to be delivered across the North East over the next decade, marking an exciting time to join a region with big ambition and a global outlook.

Check out Aberdeen City Region’s latest Investment Tracker – published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Invest Aberdeen and Opportunity North East – which demonstrates the record levels of investment due to take place across the region over the next decade.

Nearly £16billion of public and private infrastructure investment is due to be delivered across the region over the next decade.

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