Going for growth: Edinburgh shines in growth index

The city’s economy leader has welcomed a new report which names Edinburgh as one of the top five cities in the UK to live and work in.

The PWC Good Growth for Cities Index has revealed UK-wide growth has risen, and Edinburgh is leading the way as it is named the top place in Scotland to live and work, taking third best place overall in the UK.

Councillor Frank Ross, Economy Convener, said: “We’ve been working hard to promote the growth of inward investment, focusing on key sectors and areas of the city and encouraging footfall in our city centre. Supporting employment has also been at the heart of our strategy for jobs, from the Edinburgh Guarantee programme which nurtures young people coming out of school right through to our support network for existing and start-up businesses. It is this holistic approach which supports growth in the city and helps maintain Edinburgh’s position as a fantastic place to work, live and do business. This year, I’m thrilled Edinburgh is Scotland’s leading city in the index.”

Read the full Good Growth for Cities Index

Highest ranked cities for growth:

  1. Reading & Bracknell
  2. Oxford
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Cambridge
  5. Aberdeen
  6. Southampton
  7. Bristol
  8. Belfast
  9. Leicester
  10. Coventry
  11. Portsmouth
  12. Preston
  13. Norwich
  14. Swindon
  15. Milton Keynes & Aylesbury
  16. Plymouth
  17. Cardiff
  18. Brighton
  19. Stoke-on-Trent

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