The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route

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Exciting investment and growth opportunities


• The University of Aberdeen has been named as Scottish University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

• Ranked in the top 10 cities with the highest percentage of high level qualifications (Centre for Cities Outlook Report 2017)

• Working age population forecast to increase by 15%+ to 2039 versus a 1% growth nationally

• Aberdeen has one of the highest concentrations of life scientists in the UK

• Westhill hosts Europe’s largest cluster of subsea businesses, harbouring talent and skills being exported globally

Business Environment

• 22+ of Scotland’s top 100 businesses located here (2017)

• 7th best in the UK for foreign firms investing in 2016

• The best place in the UK to launch a business start-up (2018)

• Second place for growth across 45 of the country's largest cities (2017)

• Aberdeen ranked 5th for economic potential among small European cities

• Aberdeen Inspired awarded the Euro Business Improvement District (BID) 2017 award

• Over a quarter of Scotland’s food and drink exports are from the North East

• Top 10 mid-sized & small cities - overall (2019)

• Top 10 mid-sized & small cities best for cost effectiveness (2019)

A pioneering region

• Fifth in the UK for number of patents filed per capita (Centre for Cities Outlook Report 2018)

• Home to £180million Oil & Gas Technology Centre

• Home to the world’s first floating wind farm, Equnior & Masdar’s Hywind Pilot Park

• Home to Brewdog, leaders of craft beer revolution now valued at £1billion

A Region Transformed

• More than £8billion of public and private infrastructure investment is due to be delivered across the region before 2030

• A 25-year City Centre Masterplan currently being progressed, delivering 50 projects designed to enhance Aberdeen’s economy, environment and infrastructure

• A new £333million events complex is under construction, which will have the largest fuel cell installation in the UK and on a par with the largest in Europe

Our Strategic Location

• Flights from Aberdeen International Airport to 20 domestic destinations – more than from any other UK airport

• Top 10 mid-sized & small cities best for connectivity (2019)

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