Stirling is delivering unrivalled global connectivity at a highly competitive cost. A university city that embraces growth and innovation in the historic heart of Scotland, Stirling’s businesses have access to a highly skilled workforce as well as world-class research, services and infrastructure.

With a vibrant and connected local economy, the financial services, life sciences, tourism and food and drink sectors are flourishing in Stirling. This is in part thanks to a rapidly emerging digital technology sector and world leading research and development. Stirling University Innovation Park hosts over 40 research and development businesses and underlines Stirling’s ability to build on academic strengths, supporting business Major businesses are investing in Stirling, including:

M&G, IFDS, Iberico, Symbiosis, Graham’s Dairy and CodeBase Stirling.

A unique historic environment with a digital heart, an exceptional quality of life in the UK’s most affordable city, Stirling is a thriving location which welcomes investment.

  • UK’s 1st Gigabit City
  • 3,900 local businesses
  • 81% of businesses say the quality of life in Stirling is a strength
  • Central location, within an hour’s travel time for 50% of Scotland’s population
  • 16,426 students studying in further and higher education
  • 91% of all undergraduates were in employment or further study fifteen months after graduation

Through the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the area will receive investment of £214 million over ten years to support the economic development of the region.

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Steven MacDonald,
Economic Development Team Leader
+44 (0) 1786 233 154


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