Cllr Gavin Barrie, Housing and Economy Convener, welcomes today's announcement that Virgin Hotels has chosen Edinburgh for their first hotel outside America.
Economic development news
An Economy Strategy to build on Edinburgh’s success to tackle inequality and poverty in the Capital, was published by the City of Edinburgh Council today (Friday, 12 January).
Part of the old tram depot on Leith Walk is to be brought back to life as a community and business hub, after a £1.3m funding injection from the Scottish Government and the City of Edinburgh Council.
The City of Edinburgh Council has made the decision to change current arrangements for city development by providing a new, in-house one stop shop for developers and investors.
Edinburgh has been ranked number one for its FDI strategy in the fDi Intelligence Global Cities of the Future awards 2016/17.
Edinburgh won yet another great accolade in the business world last night –‘British Entrepreneurial City of the Year’ - beating Cambridge, Leeds, London and Manchester to the title.
One of the most prestigious conferences in Europe, EUROCITIES, is to be held at the EICC in Edinburgh in 2018.
Seven community groups in Edinburgh are being allocated funding to enhance the New Waverley development in the Old Town while it is still under construction.
The City of Edinburgh Council has today (30 June) approved a report on the Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland City Region Deal.
Building on the success of the Edinburgh 12, a new programme to catalyse development in the city is being launched by the City of Edinburgh Council today (Thursday, 23 June).
The City of Edinburgh Council has agreed to a 10-year concession contract with intechnologyWiFi to bring free WiFi coverage and improved mobile coverage to Edinburgh's city centre.
After a successful initial round of funding, community groups in Edinburgh are again being asked to bid for grants to enhance the New Waverley development site area in the Old Town while it is under construction.
A delegation of 10 small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) from China’s creative and tech sectors will arrive today Tuesday, 15 September, for the establishment of the Shenzhen Creative Industries Incubator opening at the City of Edinburgh Council’s Creative Exchange.
Six community groups in Edinburgh are being allocated funding to enhance the New Waverley development in the Old Town while it is under construction. Projects ranging from community gardens, to art installations and festival lighting for the Canongate, will brighten up the area for residents and visitors alike.
The £1bn Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland City Region deal will reach a major milestone tomorrow (Friday, 4 September) as the six bid partners submit their proposal to the Westminster and Scottish governments.
Businesses from across Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland have today been urged to back a £1bn bid to accelerate growth across the region.
Business leaders throughout Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland are being urged to pledge their support for a proposal designed to accelerate growth in the region.
The number of foreign direct investments to the Capital this month is the highest attracted since the figures were first recorded in May 2008.
Community groups in Edinburgh are being asked to bid for funding to enhance the New Waverley development in the Old Town while it is under construction.
The percentage of the Edinburgh workforce with a degree level qualification or equivalent has risen from 46 per cent in 2013 to 54 per cent in 2015.
Links between Shenzhen and Edinburgh were strengthened today as an incubator space opened in south-east China.
For two months now Edinburgh’s retail spend has been bucking the Scottish and UK-wide national trends.
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Alan Yarrow, witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to help the two capital cities promote technology companies supplying new and innovative software products to the financial sector.
Edinburgh has been ranked as the third small and mid-sized city globally in fDi Magazines GlobalCities of the Future awards 2014/15.
The best of Edinburgh’s food and drink industry is to be showcased in Munich for four weeks from Monday, 12 May, thanks to support from the City of Edinburgh Council.
The St James Quarter at the east end of Princes Street is set to be transformed by a £850m commercial development.