The Aberdeen City Region is a can-do place that is actively investing, at scale, in its future. Never resting on laurels, and always looking ahead, scanning the opportunity horizon. Renowned as a Global Energy Hub, Aberdeen is a vibrant, entrepreneurial region in Scotland's North East, home to a unique mix of business opportunities and specialist skills across various sectors including energy, technology, life sciences and food & drink.
Edinburgh City Region punches above its weight as a business location, with a powerful concentration of private, stock-market listed and public-sector employers across a relatively compact area. A highly skilled workforce, competitive cost base and hard to beat quality of life make Edinburgh an attractive destination for investors. A leading financial and technology centre, Edinburgh enjoys one of the highest rates of successful business start-ups in the UK.
Glasgow is the powerhouse of the Scottish economy – the cultural, sporting and academic heart of Scotland and one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. The city is Scotland’s number one for foreign direct investment and has been named one of Europe’s top ten large cites of the future. Noted for business friendliness and connectivity, Glasgow is a top ten Global City of the Future.
Scottish Development International (SDI) helps ambitious businesses like discover new products and services, opportunities, markets and ventures in Scotland. From technology and financial services, to life sciences and renewables, SDI has helped thousands of businesses and inward investors realise their ambitions in Scotland. SDI will connect you with the right people, in the right place and at the right time.
The Scottish Cities Alliance is the unique collaboration of Scotland’s seven cities – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling – and the Scottish Government working together to promote the country’s great economic potential. The seven city regions have a strong story to tell, and collaboratively we are making a significant impact in a very competitive environment.
Cities and their regions make up around two thirds of Scotland's economy. When they thrive, all of Scotland benefits. That's why the Scottish Government is working with all seven of Scotland's cities – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling – to stimulate investment and create more effective regional economies.
On a daily basis, Scottish Property Foundation engages with the government on the property industry in Scotland as well as provide their members with regular analyses of the property market and government policies. Their role is to gain the best possible legislative and regulatory conditions to allow the Scottish property industry to operate successfully and thereby contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth.