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Perth offers excellent opportunities for investors. The City Region’s economic activity rate outperforms the Scottish average. The current unemployment rate for Perth and Kinross is 2.4%, well below the Scottish average of 4.1%, and its five-year business survival rate is higher than both the Scottish and UK averages.
 
    6,255 businesses turn over £9.99bn, almost a third more than the £7.62bn of an average Scottish local authority area business     base.
 
    Perth’s workforce has the joint highest percentage of graduates of any Scottish city – at 61.5%.
 
    Seven of the UK’s top 50 universities, including three in the world’s top 200 list, are within a one hour drive of the city.
 
Helping to sustain and develop strong economic prospects for the future is the fastest growing school age population in Scotland.
 
City expansion – Perth & Kinross Council’s vision is to develop the Perth City Region as the most desirable place in Scotland in which to live, work, visit and invest.
 
Among Scotland’s seven cities, Perth is second only to Aberdeen in terms of the percentage of residents working in the private sector and the area enjoys an employment rate of 74.5% – the second highest in Scotland.
 

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investinperth@pkc.gov.uk
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The Tay Eco Valley team can help you find the right funding solution to develop your low carbon or circular economy product or service. There are many routes to market and many funding options available to help you develop your ideas, products and services. From helping you find the right collaborative partners to take your ideas forward; to help in finding funding to bring your renewable, low carbon and circular economy ideas to market.
 
Funding can also help businesses adopt low carbon or circular economy products and services, to lower costs, future proof your business or give you a “green” edge in an increasingly competitive market.
 
The Tay Eco Valley team can help you find the right funding solution to adopt low carbon or circular economy products or services and also help business come together to develop collective initiatives to utilise renewable energy or low carbon solutions or develop circular economy solutions.

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teamtayecovalley@pkc.gov.uk
Looking for investment opportunities?
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If you would like information on specific projects – please contact infotayecovalley@pkc.gov.uk
 
 
For information on investment opportunities in Perth and Kinross – please contact investinperth@pkc.gov.uk

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Looking for businesses to deliver your project?
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The Tay Eco Valley is host to several business networks and offers numerous business and academic collaboration opportunities. If you are looking for project partners to help deliver your project – please contact the Tay Eco Valley team: teamtayecovalley@pkc.gov.uk – and we will help identify the right partners to help you take your project forward.

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Interested in starting or developing your own project?
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If you are interested in starting or developing your own project, we can help you find the right funding to support your projects development, from staffing to capital costs, from project concept to delivery. We can also help identify potential business and academic project partners and help with project delivery & demonstrations and help with publicity. Please contact – teamtayecovalley@pkc.gov.uk

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If you are an existing business looking to adopt low carbon or circular economy solutions for your business – please contact the Eco Tay Valley team – teamecovalley@pkc.gov.uk – with a brief description of what low carbon or circular economy action or process you are interested in and we will arrange a meeting with you to discuss funding options.
 
If you are a new business looking to develop a new product or process in the low carbon or circular economy domain – please contact the Eco Tay Valley team – teamecovalley@pkc.gov.uk – to arrange a meeting so we can discuss your ideas and look at funding options.
 
Web link below to Business Loans Scotland

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teamtayecovalley@pkc.gov.uk
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In the last few years the number of “Green” energy projects has grown rapidly. With its abundant natural resources, excellent supply chains and supportive business networks, the Tay Eco Valley region of Angus, Dundee, North Fife and Perthshire & Kinross is the perfect place for developing “green” energy solutions.
 
The Tay Eco Valley region of Tayside includes the largest Solar farm development in Scotland at the Errol Estate in Perthshire, a 13MW scheme with 55,000 solar panels; and is also developing sustainable support for electric Vehicle charging in Dundee and Perth cities by utilising renewable energy from solar and wind.
 
District heating networks are being developed across the region, with Eden Campus(St Andrews University) deploying a 6.5MW district heating scheme as part of an ambitious project; the Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre & District Heating Network, including developing Zero carbon energy communities.
  https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/about/sustainability/guardbridge/
 
Perth and Kinross Council are working on a district heat network project in the north of the city of Perth, with the aim of utilising the river Tay to support the development of a heating/power network across the city.
 
Whatever type of green energy you wish to use or you wish to develop – the Tay Eco Valley region is a great place to locate your business and start your Green energy journey.
 

CONTACT
infotayecovalley@pkc.gov.uk