Cabinet secretary highlights Scotland’s £10bn investment potential

Keith Brown visits MIPIM UK
Keith Brown visits MIPIM UK

Cabinet secretary for infrastructure, investment and cities, Keith Brown, visited the Scottish Cities Alliance stand at MIPIM UK yesterday, to speak to potential international investors to promote £10 billion of investment opportunities in Scotland.

Mr Brown underlined the importance of the public and private sector working in collaboration to attract investment money to Scotland’s cities, creating jobs and opportunities for growth. He also underlined the Scottish Government’s commitment to cities, which are “fundamental to our national success”, and account for almost 70 per cent of national output.

The minister said: “Attracting new investment and enterprise to Scotland and supporting those already here is critical to our future success.

“With the latest Ernst & Young survey showing Scotland remains the most successful part of the UK outside London in attracting foreign direct investment, Scotland is already an attractive destination for business and inbound tourism, and we want to open up Scotland to key and emerging markets to capitalise on the opportunities that exist for developments across cities and sectors.

“We want to build on that success, and the development and growth of our cities is fundamental to that. Our cities are ambitious and the Scottish Government is committed to working with potential investors to optimise that growth for the benefit of the whole of Scotland. So far, our cities have jointly developed £10bn worth of city investment plans, which are detailed within the Scottish Cities Alliance Investment Prospectus, which I urge everyone to have a look at.”

The Haymarket, Edinburgh. One of the developments that forms part of Scottish Cities’ £10bn investment package
The Haymarket, Edinburgh. One of the developments that forms part of Scottish Cities’ £10bn investment package

Mr Brown visited the MIPIM UK Scotland stand in advance of a delegation from the China-wide Property Developers Inward Mission to discuss the range of investment opportunities available across Scotland’s key cities.

The Alliance’s new online £10bn investment prospectus, available below, brings together leisure, office, residential and industrial investment opportunities available in Scotland’s cities.

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