Scotland second after only London in attracting foreign investment

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(c) fDi magazine (February 2018)

From the Press & Journal today:

‘Scotland has been named the second most attractive location in the UK for foreign direct investment (FDI) after London, for the fifth consecutive year. This second-place ranking is shared, for the first time since 2013, with the north-west of England with both locations securing seven of the UK’s 78 FDI projects in 2017 while first-placed London attracted 47. The results have been taken from new data from EY’s 2018 UK Attractiveness Report released today.’

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/1516052/scotland-second-most-attractive-location-in-fdi-ranking/

You’ll see from the table above how Scotland compares with regions and nasecent states in Europe and, as always here, this good news comes as only the latest in a stream going back for some time. See:

8% of the population yet 9.6% of the UK’s foreign direct investment – another confidence boost

Investment rises as Scottish firms report confidence in growth for 2018

One more indicator of economic well-being as Investment in Glasgow office property surges four-fold and Scotland ‘very much on the wish list’

Best UK city for inward investment is Edinburgh

More real economic data: 37% surge in investment in Scottish commercial property, greater diversity and higher profitability than in the UK

 

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3 thoughts on “Scotland second after only London in attracting foreign investment

  1. TSD July 9, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Region?! Scotland is not a region! Typical P&J.

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