Glasgow's economic success story

The city has enjoyed steady economic growth over the last few years with an annual output of £15.7bn. Glasgow is the country's largest centre of employment with total employment at around 443,000.  Glasgow provides employment for 158,000 people who commute into the city to work.  Some 13,000 firms are located there, including one-quarter of Scotland's largest businesses.

A leading UK commercial centre, key sectors in the region are finance, retail, tourism, food and drink. Also adding value to the city's economy are shipbuilding and marine technologies, enabling technologies, energy, life sciences and creative and cultural industries.

Glasgow delivers efficient, innovative office developments and world class retail spaces suited to every size and type of business. The city's success in attracting companies boosted the number of jobs located in the city by more than 70,000 in the 10 years to 2005, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the UK which is why more and more global companies are choosing to relocate to Glasgow.

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