Shaping Scotland's Economy - Inward Investment Plan: progress report 2022

The Inward Investment Plan: progress report 2022 sets out what has been delivered since the Plan’s publication and what we will deliver next. It also sets out our priorities for the next phase of Plan delivery to drive forward our ambitions of attracting values-led investment to Scotland.


1 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) or inward investment (which includes investment from the rest of the UK into Scotland) involves a company or institution headquartered outside of Scotland that establishes a base of operations within Scotland, creating jobs, economic opportunities and associated capital investment.

2 Scottish Annual Business Statistics 2018 – (, Businesses in Scotland: 2021 - (, Business enterprise research and development: 2020 - (

3 Shaping Scotland’s economy: inward investment plan – (

4 World Form 2022 – The World Forum For FDI

5 Inward investment drives jobs and economic growth in Scotland (

6 Scotland leads the way for FDI investment | EY UK

7 Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation – (



10 Brand Scotland Trade and Investment Toolkit

11 The Official Gateway to Scotland |

12 Trade and investment envoys – International trade and investment – (

13 As of May 2022

14 Aberdeen City Region

15 Ayrshire

16 Edinburgh & South East Scotland

17 Forth Valley

18 Glasgow City Region

19 Tay Cities

20 Delivering R100 – (

21 Figures as at 1 August 2022

22 £600 million R100 contracts, our R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme and continued commercial coverage. The vast majority of R100 contract build is fibre to the premises (FTTP), capable of delivering download speeds of 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps) – over 30 times faster than the superfast commitment of 30 Mbps.

23 Delivering faster internet - (



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