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Glasgow is a remarkable city. It is the economic powerhouse of Scotland and generates £19.3billion GVA per annum – by far the largest of any Scottish city.

It is the fastest growing major city economy in the UK with growth significantly outperforming all other core cities in recent years.

It is the academic heart of the country and is home to over 130,000 students from 135 countries around the world. Almost 50% of the workforce in the city is educated to degree level, significantly above most cities in the UK.

Economic Development within Glasgow City Council supports the delivery of the 2016 – 2023 Economic Strategy which aims to see Glasgow as the most productive major city in the UK.

Business Glasgow within Economic Development, through delivery of the Business Gateway Service and a team of dedicated, skilled, advisers will support the key sectors and facilitate an environment that is receptive to innovation and high-growth employment.

Business Glasgow will also develop the most comprehensive business support offer in the UK making Glasgow the most business-friendly city in the country.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of the Glasgow economy and Business Glasgow will make supporting them our number one priority.

Read more in our Support section.