Investment Prospectus:


263 km²

Leader of  the City of Edinburgh Council – Councillor Adam McVey

“Here in Scotland’s wonderful capital city, we offer an unrivalled quality of life for our residents – with one of the UK’s most educated workforces. This coupled with a strong and diverse range of industries – including financial services, technology, and tourism – makes Edinburgh a great place to invest and do business.

Through the transformative £1.3bn City Region Deal and elsewhere, our public and private sectors and academic institutions are working ever more collaboratively together to deliver innovative solutions and undertake ground-breaking research and development, all of which is contributing towards greater and fairer economic growth that everyone in the city can benefit from.

The International Business Gateway, University of Edinburgh and BioQuarter developments give a true flavour of the breadth of inward investment opportunities that exist here in Edinburgh.”

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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