The Aberdeen City Region has long been renowned as a global energy hub.

Aberdeen is a vibrant region in Scotland’s North East, helping to lead the rapid shift towards a net zero future. Not only is Aberdeen at the forefront of the energy transition, but it is also a world leader in the life sciences industry and home to food and drink brands enjoyed across the world.

Aberdeen has a long history of innovation and discovery – from subsea technology to the invention of the first MRI scanner. With a rapidly growing hydrogen economy, Aberdeen is the UK’s leading hydrogen city and the first city in the world to operate a hydrogen double decker bus.

The region has always been enterprising with a global outlook, reaching well beyond its shores, and its ongoing multi-million-pound investments in harbour infrastructure, including £400million at Aberdeen Harbour and £51million at Peterhead Port, ensures its maritime heritage remains at its very heart.

Aberdeen has moved seamlessly into scientific, engineering, digital and low carbon specialisms. The region has one of the largest concentrations of life scientists in Europe and the largest biologics cluster in the UK after Cambridge.

As well as being the home of the world-renowned Aberdeen Angus cattle, Europe’s largest white fish market. Food and drink companies in the city region export to more than 100 countries around the globe.

More than £12billion of public and private infrastructure investment is due to be delivered over the next decade, marking an exciting time to be part of a region with a reputation as a genuine world-class business location.

Aberdeen is primed for business in all sectors, and is ready for your investment to continue to grow.

Why Aberdeen?

Our Talent Pool

Aberdeen has two world class universities. The pool of educated and skilled workers is high, thanks to the city’s culture of education, making it is a competitive location to start or relocate a business


RGU is 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK in the Graduate Employment Rate measure (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)


Aberdeen University is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

Why Aberdeen?

A Global Energy Hub

Aberdeen is home to £180 million Net Zero Technology Centre and the worlds first floating windfarm, Equinor's Hywind Pilot Park

Robert Gordon University houses the worlds first state of the art decommissioning simulator

Why Aberdeen?

A Region Ready to Recover

More than £12billion of public and private infrastructure investment is due to be delivered across the region across the next decade

Why Aberdeen?

Our Strategic Location

Aberdeen is home to the £400million South Harbour expansion and is the largest marine infrastructure project underway in the UK. This ambitious development for trade around the North Sea, will significantly increase opportunities for existing customers and opens the door to new markets


Flights from Aberdeen International Airport to 20 domestic destinations


£745million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) opened in 2019, improving journey times across the region and beyond

Why Aberdeen?

Our Business Environment

More than 15% of Scotland’s Growth Sector businesses are located in the region 


Aberdeen is above average across the UK for Skills in the Good Growth key performance indicator 2022

The Aberdeen City Region is primed for business and Invest Aberdeen is here to help.
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