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Posts published prior to 23 August 2017 were from Cllr Laing in her capacity as Council leader.
Aberdeen is an internationally recognised business centre with globally competitive industries, excellent academic and research capabilities and a highly skilled workforce. A truly cosmopolitan city that offers a great range of cultural activities, festivals and events in addition to the superb array of shopping, restaurants, bars and night life.
Aberdeen is consistently voted one of the top places in the UK to live and work. Regularly achieving one of the highest living standards in the UK, people who come to live and work in Aberdeen agree that the quality of life is exceptional, with city facilities offering outstanding education, healthcare, choice of housing and leisure activities.
Aberdeen makes a significant contribution to the Scottish and UK economies – with a GVA contribution of over £18bn and a GVA per head of £36,726, which is 55% higher than the Scottish average.