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.

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.

Our Talented Workforce

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

An Innovation Hub

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

Unique Business Ecosystem

New philosophies, scientific discoveries, and technologies have helped shape and improve our understanding of the world around us.

Globally Connected Capital

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

Competitive Business Costs

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

Award-Winning Capital

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

New Arrivals

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

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