Leader of Glasgow City Council – Councillor Susan Aitken
“It gives me great pleasure to introduce Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city with a growing population of over 620,000, within Scotland’s only metropolitan region of 1.8 million and with access to the wider central belt population of 3.5 million.
Glasgow boasts a rich cultural, educational and commercial history with an established reputation for creativity, invention and innovation, attributes on which our world-class universities and businesses continue to build. This is a young, vibrant and exciting 21st Century city where people increasingly choose to live and invest.
The top retail centre in the UK outside London, a global entertainment hotspot, emerging digital technology superstar and one of the UK’s top destinations for FDI – as illustrated by this summer’s decision by Barclays – Glasgow is experiencing a surge in demand for new office space, hotels and homes of all tenure.
We will be delighted to speak to you about investment opportunities in Clyde Gateway, the University of Glasgow, and our Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District – and indeed anywhere in Glasgow – and tell you about the fantastic environment for business and investment that we have created. We look forward to meeting you!”
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is a vibrant and exciting 21st century city which has a diverse and resilient economy based on sectoral strengths including digital technologies, space/satellite technologies, creative industries, financial and business services and tourism and major events.
It is home to Scotland’s first innovation districts, building on
centres of excellence in life sciences and advanced manufacturing, and continues to be at the forefront of change as it moves apace towards 5G connectivity and full fibre city coverage.
Boasting one of the world’s busiest and most successful arenas, it has become a global entertainment hotspot which is fuelling demand for more hotel
accommodation. It is also the UK’s top retail centre outside the West End of London making it a mecca for local fashionistas and short break visitors from overseas.
Glasgow has an enviable quality of life which combines a contemporary urban lifestyle with easy access to some of the world’s most stunning countryside and outdoor facilities.
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