Investment Prospectus:


Size (Metro)
264 km²
Population (Metro)
Invest Edinburgh

Leader of Edinburgh City Council – Councillor Adam McVey

“Here in Scotland’s wonderful capital city, we offer an unrivalled quality of life for our residents – with the majority of our citizens being among the UK’s most educated workforce. This coupled with a strong and diverse range of industries – financial services, technology or life sciences – 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, featured further on in this book, give a true flavour of the breadth of inward investment opportunities that exist here in Edinburgh, the fastest growing and most exciting city in the UK.”

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 enjoys an award winning reputation as one of the world’s favourite visitor cities offering flights to over 120 destinations and rated as one of Europe’s top cruise destinations in 2018. Hotel occupancy rates continue to be among the highest in Europe.

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