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West Lothian's strategic location makes it Scotland's Economic Hub

West Lothian has one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Scotland, reflecting the area’s location and attractiveness as a place to invest, live, work and visit.

West Lothian has a dynamic economy which is increasingly being recognised as a home for science, technology and service based industries.

West Lothian is an ideal location for business with a track record of attracting and supporting local, national and international investment.

Time to move your business to West Lothian?

Support for

West Lothian Business

The West Lothian Jobs Task Force provides an integrated package of practical support to businesses, individuals and communities. Their focus is on supporting inclusive and sustainable economic recovery and growth.

The Jobs Task Force partnership targets assistance at those firms paying higher salaries, investing in R&D, committed to net-zero carbon and creating life chances for young people.

Help is available to businesses that are planning to start up, locate or expand in West Lothian – including funding, specialist advisory support and assistance with recruiting.

Key Sectors

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Our Key Sectors

West Lothian Council’s long-term economic strategy has been to change from traditional, heavy industries to modern, high-skill sectors.  Considerable progress has been made. And more is on the way.  Today our key sectors emphasise long-term, stable employers offering higher-value careers.


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Sustainability Support

Climate change and nature loss are the biggest threats we face globally. Scotland has set an ambitious target to be net-zero by 2045.
Your business has a key part to play in tackling climate challenges. By taking positive climate action you can benefit from new competitive opportunities, helping to reach Scotland's net-zero targets and contribute to a fairer and greener society. Find out what support is available to help make your business more sustainable.

Green Recovery

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Case Study Highlight

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Local Business

The modern West Lothian economy has been built on a diverse range of sectors but is now characterised by life sciences, engineering, construction, food & drink, distribution, aerospace, retail, software development and renewables.

Each month we will give you an insight into a local West Lothian business including how we have supported them. If your business would like to feature as a case study then you can contact us below.

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Please get in touch with us for any further assistance.

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