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Invest In Perth

Leader of Perth & Kinross Council – Councillor Grant Laing

“Perth continues to grow as a city and as we move into phase 2 of the Perth Transport Futures Project, the Cross Tay Link Road development, significant improvements to road infrastructure in the area will see the growing demand for development land throughout the residential, industrial and business sectors expand even further.

Alongside this, work is now underway at the £90M Perth West development site, unlocking the first of many investment opportunities for purpose-driven investors and corporates to co-create a residential and commercial net-zero community with the potential to generate long-term and sustainable benefits. The Eco-Innovation Park covers 25ha of land within the Perth West development is targeted with stimulating growth in advanced next generation logistics, last mile distribution and research and development.

Based on green design and low energy construction, the site will benefit from an integrated environment that includes space for renewable energy, urban mobility solutions, active travel and blue-green infrastructure. This will include a National Green Transport Hub in the heart of the Scottish transport network where principal road routes connect the central belt to north and north-east Scotland.

By connecting this vision for industry to an exceptional 20-minute neighbourhood Perth will address the changing needs of society and provide a real opportunity to affect positive change to the way in which we do business and enjoy life.”

PERTH | Innovative, Sustainable, Connected

Focused on delivering economic resilience and long-term growth through innovation and sustainability, Perth’s bold agenda for the future has started now with a £300 million City Deal that will leverage ongoing investment and exciting, long-term development potential.

As an area, Perth has grown by 12% in the past ten years, generating £4billion GVA in 2019 with productivity of £58,700 – 17% higher than the Scottish average.

Now, with the demands of 21st century life impacting how we work, live, and do business, Perth’s ability to adapt and evolve in an ever-changing global marketplace, has secured its reputation as an innovative business destination on the world stage.

As a progressive city, Perth aims to effect long-term, meaningful change that will give rise to inclusive, sustainable, economic growth and positive human capital.

With an emphasis on energy and mobility SMART solutions, and on developing human capital and new-age skills through strong alliances with industry and education at all levels, support for serious business growth has never been stronger.

Boasting a reputation for excellence in renewable energies, local energy systems, low carbon transport and waste management Perth has officially announced its ambition to become one of Europe’s most sustainable cities.

Over 150 enterprises in this sector are located in our area including Aviva, James Hutton Institute, the McDermott Group and the headquarters of FTSE 100 companies, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and Stagecoach. By prioritising the growth and development of these world-class companies, alongside forward-thinking projects such as Perth-SEN (Smart Energy Network), Perth West, Binn Eco Park and the Electric A9, Perth is well-placed to lead the renewable sector into the future.

Why Choose Perth?

  • A focus on attracting inward investment that drives innovation and sustainability.
  • Exceptional land and commercial property opportunities at highly competitive rates.
  • An unrivalled location with superior physical infrastructure and digital connectivity.
  • An exemplary private-public partnership with multi-level buy-in across key sectors and significant financial investment in transformational projects.
  • Entrepreneurial support focused on enterprise, prosperity and nurturing human capital.
  • Strong links with Perth College UHI, Abertay University and University of Dundee as well as the development of skills academies in industry.

How we work, live, and do business is evolving and Perth’s ability to adapt and evolve in an ever-changing global marketplace, has secured its reputation as an innovative business destination on the world stage. If you are seeking an ambitious, vibrant city in which to build your start-up or better place your national and international headquarters, contact the Invest in Perth team.

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