Scotland second after only London in attracting foreign investment


(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.’

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



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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