Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council – Councillor Cammy Day
“Edinburgh has long been recognised as a great place to live, visit, study, and do business. The city benefits from a highly skilled population, low unemployment, high productivity, and a dynamic local business base. Multiple world-leading companies have chosen to base their operations in Edinburgh, while every year thousands of people from around the world come to Edinburgh to make their home, pursue an education, advance their career, or simply enjoy the city’s fantastic assets.
Far from resting on its laurels, Edinburgh has recently brought forward a number of major investments to help keep the city highly competitive. The first new concert hall to be developed in the city in over a century, coupled with a new National Centre of Music, will strengthen the city’s already-rich cultural offering. A massive housebuilding programme is delivering homes for the city’s key workers. And massive extensions to Edinburgh’s tram line and cycle network are radically improving connectivity throughout the city.”
A highly skilled workforce, competitive cost base and hard-to-beat quality of life make Edinburgh an attractive destination for investors. The city offers a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem in which businesses from start-ups to established organisations can thrive.
A leading financial and technology centre, Edinburgh enjoys one of the highest rates of successful business start-ups in the UK as the city moves towards becoming the data capital of Europe.
Edinburgh also has strengths in tourism – with the city’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, rich selection of visitor attractions, and year-round programme of cultural festivals attracting visitors from around the globe – as well as film and television, food and drink, and contact centres.
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