Business in Scotland

Why locate your business in Scotland? World-leading innovation, talent, a supportive business environment, and enviable quality of life make Scotland the perfect place to grow your business. Global companies such as JP Morgan, GSK and Amazon, as well as fast-growing startups, have chosen Scotland. Find out why you should too.

Inward investment in Scotland

In May, Edinburgh will host the 2022 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The event will showcase Scotland as a world-class investment location.

Sustainable economy

Learn more about Scotland's core values that underpin its diverse and sustainable economy, and why it could be the perfect place for your business.

Innovation in Scotland

Scotland is a great place for companies working on research and development projects - home to creative thinkers, innovation centres of excellence, and funding support.

Setting up your business

Find practical guidance on setting up a business in Scotland, including information on taxes, insurance, immigration and more.

Lower cost of living

Scotland is a great place to locate your business. Latest reports show it’s less expensive to live and work in Scotland than cities like London, Zurich, Paris and Dublin.

People, skills and recruitment

Companies locating and growing in Scotland benefit from our talented workforce. In fact, over 50% of our workforce have higher education. 

Infrastructure and connectivity

Scotland is well connected to the rest of the world with excellent transport links and our commitment to digital connectivity. 

Financial and tax incentives

Businesses operating in Scotland have access to a wide range of Scottish, UK and European funding, plus a range of tax relief schemes. 

Access to export markets

Scotland provides a convenient base for your company and is well connected for business travel.

Expand and scale your business

Scotland is a great place to grow and scale your business. You'll have access to all the support you need, including funding, R&D, events, networks and more. 

Investment opportunities

Looking for investment projects and scaling companies that will deliver a sustainable future and strong commercial return? There's never been a better time to invest in Scotland.

Find your industry

Explore opportunities across Scotland's diverse and growing industries - such as energy, digital and technology, health and life sciences, and food and drink.

Got a question about setting up business or investment opportunities in Scotland? We’re ready to help.