We aim to make Scotland a more successful country, with opportunities for all, through growing our economy in a sustainable (steady and long-lasting) way.

Our Economic Strategy sets out our approach for achieving this, based around increasing competitiveness and tackling inequality.


Our Economic Strategy highlights four key priorities for supporting sustainable economic growth in Scotland:

Our delivery of the Economic Strategy is supported by:

  • the Scottish National Investment Bank, which will provide finance to businesses and infrastructure projects
  • the Enterprise and Skills Review, which is improving support for students, workers and businesses
  • consulting on the economy with partners and stakeholders to determine how best to achieve our aims
  • taking advice from the Council of Economic Advisers on how to make Scotland's economy more competitive
  • producing economic statistics and publications to provide detailed information on Scotland’s economy and evidence for economic policy
  • the National Performance Framework and Scotland Performs, whose targets and indicators measure and report progress towards improving Scotland’s performance
  • the network of Well-being Economy Governments (WEGo), established by the governments of Scotland, Iceland, and New Zealand in 2018 to engage, share and promote innovation in policy making to achieve greater wellbeing through their economic approach


Since publishing our first Economic Strategy in 2007, our central purpose has been to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.

Achieving this has remained the focus of each subsequent economic strategy.

The Economic Strategy is complemented by:


Email: Office of the Chief Economic Adviser, OCEABusiness@gov.scot

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser
St Andrews House
Regent Road