Choose Edinburgh

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.

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A Knowledge Economy

Consistently one of the most prosperous parts of the country, Edinburgh and has the strongest economy of any city in the UK outside London.

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Talented Workforce

Perhaps the biggest factor that attracts investors to Edinburgh and the city region is our highly skilled and productive workforce.

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An Innovation Hub

A vibrant and supportive start-up ecosystem, with a number of business incubators, accelerators and a highly active investor community.

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Business Ecosystem

For centuries, the city has inspired great minds to ask questions and push boundaries.

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Connected Capital

Benefiting from a sophisticated integrated transport and communications network, making it one of Europe’s best connected cities.

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Business Costs

Businesses in the UK are subject to a wide variety of costs including labour, property, taxation and energy.

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Award-Winning Capital

A listing of some of the prestigious accolades that Scotland's capital city has picked up in recent years.

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New Arrivals

A listing of confirmed and announced business openings and expansions across Scotland's capital city.

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