7 reasons to invest in Scotland
From educational excellence to pioneering innovators, there are a number of reasons to invest in Scotland. Here's our top seven:
1. Educational excellence
Scotland’s education system is world-renowned with an impressive number of graduates. We have the highest educational attainment of any part of the UK. (Source: ONS Annual Population Survey, December 2008)
2. Academic achievement
Scotland’s academics produce one percent of all research publications in the world – we’re ranked third in the world for the number of research publications published. (Source: International Comparative Performance of Scotland’s Research Base, November 2009)
3. Scientific success
The Universities of Dundee and St Andrews are rated in the top 10 best scientific institutions in the world for scientists to work in. (Source: The Scientist, 2011)
4. Pioneering innovators
Scotland has a strong tradition of creativity, ingenuity and invention. Scots pioneered MRI scanning, the ATM, golf, Dolly the Sheep, television and penicillin. By investing here your company will get the best of our innovative people.
5. High returns
Scotland is one of the most cost-effective regions in the UK, with competitive labour and highly efficient operating costs, ensuring value and enabling your company to achieve a high return on investment.
It can be 30 percent more cost-effective to set up and run a facility here than in other parts of the UK. (Source: Financial Times FDI Benchmarking, 2011)
That's why global companies like Amazon, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Barclays, Blackrock and Gamesa chose Scotland to expand their operations – testament to the international confidence in Scotland as the location of choice to invest.
6. Inward investment
Scotland remains an attractive destination for inward investors, performing better than any UK region outside London.
In 2012 the number of inward investment projects in Scotland grew by 49 percent, reaching a 15 year high. (Source: Ernst & Young, 2013 UK Attractiveness Survey)
7. Quality of life
Scotland’s economic potential for your company is matched by an excellent quality of life that ensure high levels of staff retention for investors.
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