Diverse economy and strong skills base

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Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city with a population of nearly 600,000, a well-educated and skilled workforce and a diverse economy fuelled by strength in growth sectors including: low carbon industries; life sciences; engineering, design and manufacturing; financial and business services; tourism and events; higher and further education; creative industries and retail.

It is home to 18,000 companies, generating a collective annual turnover of $47.9 million. Numerous global corporations have operations in Glasgow, including JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Arthur J Gallagher and SAS who have recruited graduates from world-class universities in the city.

Glasgow has attracted more than $12.2 billion in capital investment since 2011 in support infrastructure, including Grade A commercial property, providing a springboard for significant inward and foreign investment.