Business

 Philip Cohen
 

Progressive and innovative, Dundee is a thriving regional and commercial centre situated on the banks of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland.

Home to a diverse economy - from a pioneering life sciences community to a groundbreaking digital media industry - Dundee's key sectors also include: engineering, telecommunications, energy, tourism, electronics, health, retail and education.

Dundee is internationally renowned as a knowledge economy and is recognised as a model for economic development in the 21st Century by the New York-based Intelligent Communities Forum.

With two universities, a world famous teaching hospital, a major further education college and the unique Al-Maktoum Institute for Postgraduate Education in Islamic & Arabic Studies, the city has one of the highest/student population ratios in Scotland at more than 1 in 6.

More than £500 million is being invested in Dundee's infrastructure and public facilities including a flagship £300 million regeneration of the city's waterfront and a £200 million transformation of the University of Dundee's campus in the city's cultural quarter.

Other investment projects include US pharmaceutical giant Wyeth's creation of a £50 million translation medical research centre and the building of a new £12 million headquarters for the Alliance Trust, one of the UK's largest investment fund companies.

Dundee is the first Scottish city to become a Fibrecity, meaning that businesses, organisations and residents have access to Fibrespeed - the fastest way of sending and receiving data.

To find out more about growing your business in Dundee or relocating to the city, visit http://www.locate-dundee.co.uk/ or http://www.bgateway.com/.