Record Level Of Inward Investment for Scotland

24 May 2016

The SNP has welcomed analysis by accountancy firm Ernst & Young showing that Scotland achieved record-breaking levels of inward investment in 2015.

 

This is the fifth time in the past six years that Scotland has been the UK’s most successful inward investment magnet outside London.

 

Inward investment rose 51% in 2015, compared with 20% for the UK as a whole and follows strong performances in preceding years.

 

The SNP manifesto made a commitment to trebling the number of export advisors in Scotland and to fund new Innovation and Investment Hubs in London and Brussels, adding to our existing hub in Dublin, to attract inward investment.

 

Commenting, Kenneth said:

 

“These are very encouraging figures, with Scotland continuing to be the most successful part of the UK outside London in attracting foreign investment.

 

“The SNP is committed to ensuring that Scotland’s international image and appeal grows, targeting more investment and more jobs by continuing to be an outward looking, creative and innovative government.

 

“These figures show that strong links with our neighbours are good for Scotland and good for jobs.”

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