Best UK city for inward investment is Edinburgh



From Insider business magazine today:

‘Edinburgh’s strong economic performance and high proportion of skilled and educated workers have made it the UK’s most attractive city for inward investment, according to a new report. The study by design and consultancy firm Arcadis put the Scottish capital ahead of cities such as Liverpool on fourth and Coventry at fifth. London came in at seventh, highlighting what Arcadis described as the challenges associated with sustaining the growth of some of the UK’s most established economic centres.’

Edinburgh came first of 24 UK cities, assessed against six criteria deemed crucial for future inward investment and growth: business environment, workforce and skills, infrastructure performance, housing, place and “city brand”.

This comes soon after two other reports praising Edinburgh:

‘Edinburgh ranked second in the world for quality of life’

More bad news for Ruth and Kezia: ‘Edinburgh is most active UK city for innovation outside London’

Glasgow also featured in:

Edinburgh and Glasgow come second and third in survey of UK cities’ ‘smartness’

Finally, the whole country scored highly in this:

And another one: ‘Scotland Revealed as Top Place in UK to Launch New Business’

Plenty good news, easily at hand, Reporting Scotland.


3 thoughts on “Best UK city for inward investment is Edinburgh

  1. murren59 February 21, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Nice one Prof. – made a meme from it – but changed “Ruth and Kezia:” to Ruth, Dick and Wullie:


    • Alasdair Macdonald. February 21, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Is there any significance in the names of the two men and other meanings of these words?

      The female name is, of course, beautifully mellifluous ……. I named my daughter thus!


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