Category Archives: Economy

Recognition for our smart approach to the city’s digital future

At present we’re immersed in the next steps in Aberdeen’s digital transformation, with the Council committed to embracing technology for the benefit not only of those we serve but also of staff across the organisation. When you are in the midst of that work, it is useful to get a sense of perspective and we […]
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Optimism and opportunity to the fore during OE week

  It was a whirlwind as always, but it is safe to say we can class Offshore Europe 2017 as a success not only for those who exhibited and visited but for the city as a whole. The familiar buzz rippled throughout Aberdeen  and the most significant thing I picked up during a busy and […]
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Aberdeen rolls out the welcome mat for Offshore Europe

Co-leader Douglas Lumsden looks forward to a busy Offshore Europe programme.

Casting the net for businesses to support harbour expansion

In recent years Aberdeen City Council’s role in driving the economic development of the region has been put in sharp focus and a great deal of work has been done to fulfil that vital function. There is a service dedicated to economic development, with a vast and varied remit ranging from high profile projects – […]
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Aberdeen events help the Silver City to shine

The weather may have been be more grey than silver at the start of the school summer holidays, but that did not take the shine off the latest in a series of events which are all playing a part in bringing Aberdeen to life. At the start of this month it was the turn of […]
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European success for Aberdeen

Whilst we wish the Dons well as they start another European adventure this week, away from the football field we have already had continental success for Aberdeen to savour. Aberdeen Inspired, the city’s Business Improvement District (BID), was named Best BID at the European BID awards in Berlin. On behalf of everyone at Aberdeen City […]
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Busy start to the year puts plans for Aberdeen in the spotlight

With the holiday period feeling like a distant memory, the focus is firmly fixed on the programme for the weeks, months and year ahead. The Council enjoyed a very productive 2016 and that trend has continued in the New Year, with a busy start to January which will undoubtedly be a sign of things to […]
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A month in the life of Aberdeen City Council shows transformation in action

We recently welcomed delegates from across Scotland as Aberdeen City Council played host to the first joint conference hosted by the Economic Development Association of Scotland and Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development. The country’s leading experts attended to share knowledge and experiences, with the shared goal of driving economic development throughout the country. By way […]
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Aberdeen City Region Deal is a vital piece in the transformation jigsaw

Last week I sat down with representatives from our four partners to put pen to paper on the Aberdeen City Region deal. The signing ceremony put the final seal on a process which will bring £250million of investment from the UK Government and Scottish Government and serve as the catalyst for a programme which we […]
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Success in financial innovation will help transform our future

Last week brought one of the most significant announcements in the story of Aberdeen. We have become the first local authority in Scotland to launch and complete a bond issue – issuing £370million to invest in a brighter future.