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Old May 26th, 2017, 01:35 AM   #181
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The Bio-corrider is not just a hospital, it is 'home to the second largest life science cluster in the UK and one of the most sizable clusters in Europe'.

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A number of leading global companies are established in Glasgow and the wider BioCorridor: GlaxoSmithKline as previously mentioned, but also Thermo Fisher Scientific, BioOutsource , Vascutek, Clyde BioSciences, Biogelx, Insignia Technologies and Alfacyte. More than 10,300 people work in life sciences in the BioCorridor, for some 230 life sciences companies, comprising 40 percent of Scotland’s total number of life science enterprises and 50 percent of Scotland’s medtech companies. A critical mass of companies, together with a dynamic, skilled labour force, is present in the region, where labour costs are significantly lower than in London or Cambridge.

https://www.theneweconomy.com/techno...uster-scotland
These offices can be as far out as Newhouse(BioCity), so i'm not sure if that plays a part in that companies get fairly cheap rent and don't need expensive tall offices in the city centre.

It is there in the data though that investors are flocking to Scotland, Manchester is 7th and Glasgow 10th in Large Cities of the Future.

Read the article in the PDF about Edinburgh and then understand what might be holding Glasgow back. Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow are pretty much same on quality of life index goes, so something else is happening there. What we do know is Scotland is having record levels of foreign investment, inc Glasgow.
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Old May 26th, 2017, 02:08 AM   #182
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The bio-corridor isn't home to the second largest life science cluster in the UK. The article makes clear that is Scotland as a whole.

In any event, the amount of office space used by bio-med businesses is really quite small in the scheme of things. Other than a few big manufacturing operations, these sorts of businesses don't tend to be big employers in terms of numbers either.

And it was public investment that built the QEH, not inward investment.

Scotland continues to attract a decent share of inward investment based on numbers of projects, but the size of project (in terms of jobs) seems to be getting smaller. We only ranked 6th in UK regions on jobs created last year.

Here's a link to the latest E&Y attractiveness survey which is what SDI use as their benchmark and goes into a lot more detail than the FT/FDI report.

https://www.sdi.co.uk/knowledge-hub/...ight/ey-survey

In any event, surveys re current inward investment projects have only an indirect relationship to commercial property investment which is based on a lot of factors, not least future expectations.
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Old May 27th, 2017, 03:01 AM   #183
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Just leaving it here without comment. If you want to discuss further, come to the Scottish Politics thread before The Boy David gets comes shhhh.
Ho! Watch it champ

Always happy to see Scotland doing well in the FDI stakes! I am surprised that we're ahead of Manchester though; and by "we" I mean Glasgow and Edinburgh combined (no disrespect to Aberdeen and Dundee)...
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Old September 21st, 2017, 06:41 PM   #184
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Noticed the 'Edinburgh by numbers' report on their thread, though i'd share some of the stuff relevant to Glasgow(comparable data with other UK cities).

Also it talks about FDI from somewhere other than FDI magazine before Charlie starts screaming at me!

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Old September 21st, 2017, 08:45 PM   #185
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Show me the money Jerry, show me the money. Did they count that ship container student thing on kelvinhaugh street 23 times? I ain't feeling the quan
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 01:22 AM   #186
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Charlie, I'm gonna slap you into Birmingham.
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 07:30 AM   #187
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Don't be mean
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 10:06 AM   #188
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FYI FDI markets and FDI magazine are all part of the same organisation.
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 04:58 PM   #189
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FYI FDI markets and FDI magazine are all part of the same organisation.
Aye but he was shouting show me something other than that screenshot. This report is by Edinburgh Council

did anyone notice the avg house price(it has risen since April)?
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Old October 5th, 2017, 01:01 AM   #190
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Good news Klaxon

https://stv.tv/news/east-central/139...re-city-award/

https://composite-indicators.jrc.ec....onitor2017.pdf

Glasgow and Edinburgh both rampaging the EU Cultural and Creative Cities index.

G-town in the top 8 alongside Copenhagen, Amsterdam et al.

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According to the statistical robustness checks, Copenhagen and Amsterdam have very sta- ble positions, as shown by the narrow con dence intervals reported in Table 5. Various cities seem to contend for third place, namely: Stockholm, Dublin (both currently in the Top 5) and Stuttgart. Frankfurt and Glasgow could come 5th, either together with or instead of Dublin
Really hits home that we are a major, major cultural powerhouse. Not surprised tbh, there isn't a day goes past that there isn't something amazing and cutting-edge happening here. It almost makes up for the new build entropy.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 08:28 PM   #191
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Apparently we score top in 'openness, tolerance and trust'. Sounds we'd be a good shag, i like that.
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Not good at much but we are good at culture and shagging.
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Old October 6th, 2017, 08:25 AM   #193
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And drinking. And what else is there but wine, women and song? Just an elaborate arms race to compete for wine, women and song, really
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And drinking. And what else is there but wine, women and song? Just an elaborate arms race to compete for wine, women and song, really
Ah, so you're actually Bronn from Game of Thrones! He talked about just this in the last season.
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Ah, so you're actually Bronn from Game of Thrones! He talked about just this in the last season.
I must be the only person on the planet who hasn't seen and who has no inclination to watch that program.
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Never seen it either, looks pish. I do like the sound of this Bonn guy though, he sounds like he's seen through the game
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It's definitely not pish. But there's no obligation to watch it, no one is saying you have to.
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http://www.heraldscotland.com/busine...ces_District_/

Alastair Ross: 'Only central London has a higher concentration of insurance jobs per head than Glasgow’s IFSD'

The search in Scotland for new businesses and industries to drive up our economic growth is never-ending, but it’s important we don’t overlook the success of the indigenous multi-billion pound insurance industry where Glasgow has emerged as a top UK hub.

Edinburgh is synonymous with life assurance and pensions, but Glasgow is steeped in centuries of commercial insurance which has underpinned trade across Scotland and the rest of the world.

The Association of British Insurers commissioned economic consultancy Volterra which used data from the Office of National Statistics and other public sources to measure the scale and value of insurance in Glasgow and other UK cities today.


This found that the industry – including insurance, reinsurance, brokers and associated businesses – supports 10,500 jobs in the Glasgow City Region and contributes more than £1bn per annum in Gross Value Added to the economy.

Putting that in context, a Fraser of Allander Institute study last year found the BAE upper Clyde shipyards supported a total of 5943 jobs. Glasgow produces more satellites than any other European city, but the space industry’s national contribution is 7,000 jobs and £130m per annum. Insurance in Glasgow overshadows both.

Volterra also found that productivity amongst insurance workers is worth more than £135,000 a year – almost double the UK average across all industries – because we employ highly-skilled people and create high-value products.

Only central London has a high concentration of insurance jobs per head than Glasgow’s International Financial Services District. The city offers insurers a skilled and flexible labour market, quality and competitive infrastructure in terms of office accommodation, digital or transport links. These are all factors in Glasgow winning investment and jobs from insurers in other UK cities as operations are relocated here.

Major infrastructure projects like the Forth Replacement Crossing simply cannot be built without insurance – and that insurance is being written out of Glasgow.
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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.b...iness-41695775

US life sciences firm BioClavis sets up base in Glasgow

A US-owned cancer diagnostics specialist is setting up a new base in Glasgow, creating more than 40 jobs.

BioClavis, which is a spin-out from Californian molecular profiling company BioSpyder, will be located at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The move is part of a £10.5m investment supported by Scottish Enterprise.

The announcement came during a visit by Economy Secretary Keith Brown to the US and Canada, where he is promoting Scotland to business leaders.

Scottish Enterprise is providing a research and development grant of £4.5m towards the new business, which will work in close collaboration with the NHS and university researchers.

Mr Brown said: "This is an exciting time for life science businesses in Scotland. The sector is strong and continuing to grow - providing employment for over 37,000 people."

Joel McComb, chief executive of BioSpyder and BioClavis said: "We're very excited to build on the success we've had in other molecular profiling applications and bring this novel method to bear on discovery and deployment of next generation genomic diagnostics."
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