The Aberdeen City Region is a can-do place that is actively investing, at scale, in its future. Never resting on laurels, and always looking ahead, scanning the opportunity horizon. This is Aberdeen.
Renowned as a Global Energy Hub it is a vibrant, entrepreneurial region in Scotland's North East, home to a unique mix of business opportunities and specialist skills across various sectors including energy, technology, life sciences and food & drink.
More than 20% of Scotland’s top business are located in this region which is taking great strides to ensure that it continues to compete on a world stage; the Aberdeen City Region is in the midst of a transformational journey designed to drive an economic renaissance, bringing benefits to the region, Scotland and the UK overall now and for generations to come.
More than £8billion of public and private infrastructure investment is due to be delivered before 2030, marking an exciting time to be part of a region with a reputation as a genuine world-class business location.
Skills levels are a key component of a successful economy, and Aberdeen ranks fourth in the top 10 cities with the highest percentage of high qualifications (2018).
The University of Aberdeen named as Scottish University of the Year in the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. - Robert Gordon University ranked the top university in Scotland for employment (2018).
A Global Energy Hub
Home to £180million Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the world's first floating windfarm, Equinor's Hywind Pilot Park.
Robert Gordon University houses the world's first state-of-the-art decommissioning simulator.
A Region Transformed
More than £8billion of public and private infrastructure investment is due to be delivered across the region before 2030.
Flights from Aberdeen International Airport to 3 major hub airports with up to 16 daily departures & 20 domestic destinations served – more than from any other UK airport. - A £350million development at Aberdeen Harbour South will open up potential new revenue streams and offer customers world-class marine support facilities. - Top 10 mid-sized & small cities best for connectivity (2019).
Our Business Environment
Recognised in 2018 as the best place in the UK to launch a business start-up.
Top 10 mid-sized & small cities best for economic potential (2019).
Ranks fifth of the top 10 cities with the highest number of published patent applications (2018).