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1. A Strategic Location

Strategically positioned at the heart of Scotland, and at the hub of the country's transport network, Perth provides the ideal strategic base for companies across all sectors.

Locating in Perth ensures you have easy access to markets, talent and Scotland's world class academic institutions without having to pay the higher land and property values of the larger cities.

2. A Quality Workforce

Locate here and you can call on the talents of a large, rapidly growing pool of highly experienced workers who will support your growth from day one.

3. A Rapidly Growing Population

Perth is one of Scotland's fastest growing cities with a population growth forecast of approximately 10,000 over the next 15 years. This growth includes the fastest growing school age population in Scotland, will help sustain and build our economy.

4. Exceptional Transport Links

Choosing Perth means that, physically and digitally, you are well connected to the rest of the world.

5. Over £400m worth of current investment opportunities

The Perth City Investment Plan sets out planned investments on a number of key city development projects, totalling more than £400m. These projects will sustain and build the regional economy. Projects include the development of the River Tay waterfront as a leisure and tourism destination, with river taxis, pontoons, a City Centre Activity Centre and riverside kiosk opportunities complemented by improvements to public realm in the heart of the city centre.

6. Access to Scotland's World Class Talent Pool

Perth College UHI constitutes the largest single campus of the University of Highlands & Islands, which offers qualifications all the way up to Masters level. Businesses in Perth also benefit from easy access to Scotland's world-class graduate pool and research institutions. The city's exceptional transport links mean that seven of the UK's top 50 universities are accessible in under an hour's drive.

7. Digital Connectivity

Perth is also one of the UK's leading cities for digital connectivity, with almost 100% of premises having access to superfast broadband (24 Mbps and over) and 89% to ultrafast broadband (80 Mbps and over).

8. Infrastructure Investment

Over £140m of investment in transport infrastructure is planned to further enhance the city's superb connectivity - improving links to, from and around the city.

9. Fast Track Planning

Perth and Kinross Council is one of the best performing planning authorities in Scotland in relation to business applications. Approximately 80% of applications are decided within 8 weeks and combine with a highly professional advisory service to ensure the best possible customer experience.

10. Investor Support Service

Invest in Perth provides a dedicated team that will work with you every step of the way before, during and after you have made the move to the Perth City Region.