Strong Local Economy

Economic Overview

Situated directly in the heart of Scotland, Stirling has a strong and stable economy which provides a fantastic environment for business growth, delivering global connectivity at a highly competitive cost.

Our traditional key sectors of financial services, food and drink and tourism are amongst the best performing in Scotland whilst our rapidly emerging digital technology sector will play an increasingly important role in Scotland’s future prosperity.



Driven by world class research and innovation, Stirling has a number of strengths in specific sub-sectors including; aquaculture, digital technology for sport, Big Data, dairy and digital health – particularly in dementia care.
With the most highly skilled workforce in Scotland, a supportive business infrastructure that supports the most entrepreneurial area in Scotland and a leading business survival rate, Stirling offers businesses a location that can support all of your business needs.

Click on the PDF’s below to view statistics on Stirling’s demographics, labour supply and industry.

     Download Demographic Statistics PDF >
     Download Industry and Economy Statistics PDF >
     Download Labour Market Statistics PDF >
     Download Stirling RSA Report PDF >

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