Glasgow is the powerhouse of the Scottish economy – the cultural, sporting and academic heart of Scotland and one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities.

Scotland’s largest city, with a population of over 600,000, Glasgow contributes approximately £19.62 billion GVA to the Scottish economy annually. 19,000 companies make their home in Glasgow, generating an annual turnover of £38 billion.

Key growth sectors for Glasgow are:

  • Digital Technology
  • Financial & Business Services
  • Creative Industries
  • Low Carbon
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Engineering, Design & Manufacturing
  • Tourism & Events
  • Higher & Further Education

With strong connections to both the UK and Europe, Glasgow offers a competitive advantage with multi-sectoral clusters, a robust pipeline of talent and accommodation to suit any need.

Glasgow was recently named one of Europe’s top ten cites for business friendliness and human resources and fDi Magazine’s runner up in the ‘Top Large European City for Business Friendliness’.

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Glasgow is one of the world’s great cities. We offer our residents, visitors and businesses an extraordinary quality of urban life and we are a city ready for business, trade and investment.

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Development & Regeneration Services
Glasgow City Council
231 George Street
Glasgow G1 1RX

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