Glasgow is a city defined by transition. A past forged in trade and heavy industry, ours is a city which has overcome the decline of post-industrialisation to re-emerge as the engine room of our national economy, setting the pace for Scotland’s social and technological innovation. We are the beating heart of a metropolis of genuine scale, experience and opportunity, a diverse city with a rich heritage always seeking to renew and reinvent.

Why Glasgow?

Glasgow is the Clydebuilt city and Scotland’s metropolis. Port of culture, ideas and inventions. A city shaped by its proud heritage in science, engineering and design. It is the engine of the country’s economy and the world’s original creative capital. It is ambitious, innovative and entrepreneurial - a city internationally recognised for its openness, resilience, trust and friendliness. It ranks in the UK’s top two most attractive technology locations and is a natural focus for the knowledge economy.

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1.85m

Population of metropolitan region

2030

Date by which city commits to become Net Zero Carbon

£47.3bn

GVA generated in 2019

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Discover the opportunities Glasgow holds for your business, without leaving your seat. Choose designated areas and explore property and site information to find your ideal location; see demographics from customer expenditure to labour force data; explore detailed and dynamic business data at both sector and company level; find location-specific data about top degrees by institutions and numbers of graduates; and analyse the last seven years of Foreign Direct Investment data.

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Ecosystem

As Scotland’s most populated city and the United Kingdom’s fourth, Glasgow offers vast potential for businesses to tap into, including access to an abundance of talent, collaborative networks, and flourishing tech and creative communities. According to Tech Nation, the city is among the top three fastest-growing tech investment hubs in the UK and is supported by a thriving startup and scaleup ecosystem.

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Top 3

Fastest growing technology investment hub in UK

£149m

Regional Venture Capital investment attracted during 2021

£7bn

Combined regional enterprise valuation of Startup Ecosystem