The ongoing £1 billion transformation of Dundee’s Waterfront is already having an impact with new hotels, businesses, retailers and entrepreneurs investing in the city. Developers, investors and companies across the entire business spectrum can still be part of one of Western Europe’s most extensive and transformative waterfront projects – come and discover Dundee.

V&A Dundee which opened in 2018 sits at the heart of Dundee’s revitalised waterfront – acting as a landmark and establishing the city as an international destination it is one of many visitor attractions that give Dundee a vibrancy not often seen in cities of a similar size.

Key economic sectors within Dundee include life sciences and healthcare, creative industries, video games development, tech, cyber security, tourism, energy, electronics, publishing, retail and education.

Dundee is the first and only UK city to receive the UNESCO City of Design designation.

Dundee is a young city with  51% of the population under 40 and a student to population ratio of 1:5 – the highest in Scotland. Dundee’s talent pool is skilled, multicultural and highly educated. The city has two world-class universities and an award-winning college and is renowned for being a centre of academic and research excellence.

Dundee is a dynamic, ambitious city with a remarkable history and an exciting future driven by the ongoing development of Dundee Waterfront and a wave of investment that is transforming the economy. The city offers high quality infrastructure, excellent education institutes and a range of leisure amenities whilst also offering low living and employment costs.

Dundee is committed to actively supporting investors, developers and businesses – finding high quality and cost-effective solutions to enable businesses to invest, relocate or expand within the city.

The city has a stunning location on the banks of the River Tay, situated on the east coast of Scotland. It is a city with a vibrant arts scene, five star visitor attractions, an abundance of green space, easy access to premier ski locations and 60 golf courses within a 30 minute drive.

Dundee was named in a list of the UK’s top 20 cities for investment - Ernst & Young, 2022

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Ross Mackenzie
Senior Manager (Economic Development), Dundee City Council
01382 434320 / 07516 221029

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