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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.
 

CONTACT
investinperth@pkc.gov.uk
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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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

CONTACT
teamtayecovalley@pkc.gov.uk