When oil and gas industry leaders need skilled suppliers and contractors they look to Scotland.
Scotland's 19 higher education institutes work with over 26,000 companies every year to turn R&D into new products.
In 2012, Scotland was the top ranked UK region for foreign direct investment outside London.
(Ernst & Young's 2013 UK Attractiveness Survey)
A strong reputation
Ranked 15th in 2012's Anholt–GfK Roper Nation Brands Index, our international reputation outstrips many similar-sized nations.
(Anholt–GfK Roper Nation Brands Index)
Scotland has more business angel investment per head of population than any other country in Europe.
(Mobius Life Sciences UK Life Science Start-up report 2012)
Five Scottish universities feature in the world's top 200 - outperforming most similar-sized countries.
(Times Higher Education World University Ranking Index 2013)
Scotland’s strengths in attracting investment lie in our natural resources, entrepreneurialism and, of course, our people.
Scotland has a long history of excellence in aerospace, defence and marine and today accounts for 10% of the UK industry. Little wonder we've attracted so many global companies.
Excellent staff, competitive costs and a modern infrastructure make Scotland the natural location for business services and BPO companies.
With exports of £4.5 billion a year, Scotland's chemical sciences sector is thriving. We can help you invest.
From the fastest selling computer game in history to one of Europe's most advanced digital 3D animation studios, Scotland provides a dynamic environment for the creative industries.
Our great workforce and fantastic business environment combine to make investing in Scotland the perfect choice for financial services firms.
From clinical research to commercialisation, consider Scotland your home from home to do business in Europe and beyond.
With investment in North Sea's oil and gas at a 30-year high now's the time to tap Scotland's global skills and expertise.
Scotland is making history and already home to some groundbreaking renewables projects. Be part of it.
Invest in Scotland to get direct access to a pool of talented graduates in technology and engineering.
Scotland's textiles sector has a proud heritage and an enduring place on the world's fashion stage.
Scotland's lively cities, stunning coastline and beautiful countryside attract visitors from all around the world, not to mention its food and drink, history, and acknowledged position as the home of golf.
Our commitment to innovation includes funding, tax incentives and collaborations with Scotland's world-leading university sector
Innovation in Scotland
Lena Wilson, CEO of Scottish Enterprise, celebrates great Scottish innovations and Scotland's ongoing impact on the world stage.
Scotland's trading traditions
Trade with Scotland