Economic information and analysis

We publish regular updates on the economic environment of the Scottish Borders and analysis in the context of the wider Scottish and UK economy.

The main publication is the economic bulletin which contains the latest unemployment indicators and a Quarterly Bulletin that also examines other key economic indicators and tracks their performance.

The Scottish Borders Economic Strategy 2023

The approved Economic Strategy and Action Plan provide a clear plan for the development of the local economy. The shared vision is that by 2023 the Scottish Borders will be amongst the best performing and most productive rural economies in Scotland. The plan is focused on four strategic aims:

  1. Creating the conditions for businesses to compete
  2. Building on our assets
  3. Developing the workforce of the future
  4. Providing leadership

Scottish Borders Economic Profile 2013

The latest economic profile provides an evidence base for the Scottish Borders Economic Strategy 2023. It also acts as a general source of economic intelligence and as a reference guide. It provides an overview of key developments in both the local economy and the wider policy environment.

Economic development

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