Promotion of Scotland as a place to do business secures 7,839 jobs
Scottish Development International (SDI) has revealed that its promotion of Scotland as a place to do business secured 7,839 jobs in 2016/17, representing a 10% increase on the previous year.
The news follows the publication last month of the 2017 EY Scotland Attractiveness survey, which ranked Scotland as the most attractive UK location for FDI, outside London.
Notable highlights from the SDI annual results include:
The USA was the biggest source of inward investment projects during 2016/17, followed by England and Norway
In terms of sectors, technology & advanced engineering (TAE), oil & gas and financial & business services were the biggest contributors
31 projects were classed as Research, Design & Development (RD&D)
Overseas companies which invested in Scotland during 2016/17 include Singapore-based Clinnovate Chinese mobile games giant Skymoons, US marketing & sales solution provider Televerde, diabetes management leader Dexcom and Chinese power company Red Rock.