Cllr Frank Ross, Convener of the Economy Committee, comments on Edinburgh being ranked third in the UK for economic performance and quality of life by the 2013 Good Growth for Cities index, from PwC and think tank Demos.
Their report measures the performance of 39 of the UK’s largest cities against 11 categories defined by the public and business as key to economic success and personal and family wellbeing.
The measures include jobs, health, income, skills, work-life balance, house-prices, travel-to-work times and pollution.
Cllr Frank Ross, Convener of the Economy Committee, said: "This is more great news for the city. Edinburgh is the most prosperous UK city outside London, according to the Office for National Statistics. It is very encouraging to see that PWC also have concluded that this growth is also balanced and sustainable. “