According to Insider today, based on Companies House and Office of national Statistics figures:
‘At the end of June, 50,143 companies were registered in the city according to research. The research, conducted by secretarial software specialists Inform Direct, shows that there were 22,931 in the city centre, 4,965 on Leith Walk and 4,323 in Leith. These positive figures back up recent reports highlighting the Scottish capital as one of Europe’s fastest growing communities of developers and data scientists, which is attracting new technology businesses. Other figures suggest that the city’s technology sector has increased more than three times the UK average between 2014 and 2017.’
Other recent positive news reinforcing optimism about the Edinburgh economy include:
Footnote: Good though this is, it’s important that Edinburgh does not become a mini-London sucking all the resources out of the wider economy.