Why Invest?

Edinburgh is one of the fastest growing and most productive cities in the UK. It's highly skilled workforce and competitive costs and an unrivalled quality of life make the city very popular with international investors. The city is home to many international companies and The Financial Times fDi Magazine named Edinburgh as the 'Best Mid-sized City’, Business Friendliness (2016/17) and 1st FDI Strategy - Global Cities of the Future (2016/17).

Why Invest in Edinburgh?

  • Edinburgh boasts one of the UK's strongest city economies outside London. Average GVA in Edinburgh is around £34,500 per resident.
  • It is the UK’s most educated city. Around 55% of the workforce hold a university degree or equivalent.
  • Scotland's capital city punches above its weight in terms of innovation
  • There is a population of over 1.6 million people living within the Edinburgh city region.
  • Edinburgh is a globally connected, award-winning city.
  • It is a world leading tourist destination with an enviable quality of life for its residents. It is a very popular city to live and work in.

You’ll be in good company 

Edinburgh has been popular with globally based investors for decades. As a result, there’s an array of international companies across various business sectors to complement those who have grown in the city.

Below is a selection of some of the companies who have chosen Edinburgh as their home. Between them they employ thousands of people in highly-skilled roles. 

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