Leader of Dundee City Council – Councillor John Alexander
“With a hugely ambitious £1billion waterfront redevelopment taking shape, anchored by the first V&A Museum outside London, Dundee is a city that is rightly attracting attention from both international investors and the world’s media, from The Los Angeles Times to Vogue.
Dundee is embracing a huge transformation and has been firmly propelled to a city of global renown. Perceptions are changing and with this comes significant investment across a range of sectors including life sciences, creative industries and energy. This wave of investment is helping
to drive the competitiveness, diversity, strength and growth of the local and regional economy.
The recent announcement of Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc demonstrates the city’s determination to deliver a vibrant long-term future for the Baldovie site, built around sustainable mobility and low carbon energy, and that vision is becoming a reality.
With three further and higher education institutes, the city boasts a highly educated workforce and great quality of life and following the opening of the V&A Dundee the city is set to continue on its upward trajectory.”
Dundee has a stunning location on the banks of the River Tay, situated on the east coast of Scotland. It is a city with much to discover with its vibrant arts scene, 5 star visitor attractions, independent cafes and stylish restaurants, an abundance of green space, easy access to premier ski locations, 60 golf courses within a 30 minute drive and
Broughty Ferry Beach, which has secured a Scotland’s Beach Award for excellent water quality. Dundee is the first city in the UK to receive the UNESCO City of Design designation.
Dundee is a young city, 51% of the population is under 40. With 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, an award winning college and is renowned for being a centre of academic and research excellence.
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