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Edinburgh–Attracting World Class Talent and Technology

Increasing numbers of the world’s most successful technology firms are choosing to make their home in Edinburgh. The city’s swiftly growing digital economy is creating exciting new investment opportunities, increased demand for office space and a burgeoning real estate sector.

The City Council is playing a key role in fostering this success, providing a comprehensive suite of services to companies looking to invest in Edinburgh, to attract both leading multi-nationals and the best emerging talent. “We aim to be one step ahead, ensuring the city continues to flourish as a location for investment in skills and enterprise” says Andrew Kerr, Chief Executive of the Council. “The robust performance of Edinburgh’s real estate market is underpinned by strong fundamentals: a resilient economy, a growing business base, a well-educated and well-paid population and large annual in-flows of visitors and students”.

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