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Mid-Fife Investment Prospectus

Helping you grow and succeed

We are InvestFife. Our goal is to bring enterprise in Fife together and help promote our Kingdom as a destination to grow and succeed in business.  Our encompassing services provide information, reassurance and support to help you invest or grow your business.  InvestFife offers a one-stop solution for all your investment queries.  Our dedicated and responsive team are waiting to help you grow your business vision today.

WHO WE ARE

Offering an unbeatable quality of life

The best life is the Fife life.  We are on the doorstep of Edinburgh, Scotland’s thriving capital city, yet you can also enjoy a more casual pace of life. Surrounded by over 100 miles of magnificent coastline and with an endless amount of leisure, historical and entertainment amenities, our Kingdom truly is one of marvel. Our enviable setting ensures that Fife is a commutable region for 70% of Scotland’s central population belt. Affordable housing, excellent transportation links and first-class lifestyle amenities make for the perfect work/life balance.

LIFE IN FIFE

Key Sectors

Fife benefits from a flourishing economic landscape represented by several key sectors. From SMEs to multinational brands, the opportunity to invest in the Kingdom of Fife has never been greater. There are currently 9000 businesses currently operating in Fife, and we are primed and ready to welcome and support the next enterprise to invest in our Kingdom.

SECTORS

Immediate land available at competitive commercial rates

Our expert team at InvestFife can help you source suitable land and property that will help your business flourish. From the east to the west of Fife, our portfolio is expansive.   Competitively-priced land and property in prime, easily accessible and commutable locations are available immediately.

LAND & PROPERTY

Our Business Directory can help promote your business across Fife and beyond.

This free listing aims to connect Fife’s diverse business sector with an opportunity to showcase your products, services, and contact details. Stay in the loop by keeping up-to-date with all the latest news in the Kingdom, so you never have to miss a key event again.

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EVENTS
From online training to face-to-face networking, our Events page will help you identify suitable events for your business and provide you with further information on how to book.
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CASE STUDIES
Learn more about our Fife’s thriving business economy by viewing our collaborative case studies. With representation across all sectors, this is a hub promoting business success.
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PUBLICATIONS
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About Mid-Fife
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Sectors
Education
Skills & Talent
Lifestyle
Projects

Since the publication of the Plan 4 Fife, Fife’s overarching Community Plan, a key objective has been accelerating the economic regeneration of Mid-Fife. This has been progressed economically by identifying place-based inclusive growth projects and by adopting a co-ordinated multi-agency response through the preparation and refresh of a Mid-Fife Investment Proposition and Economic Action Plan. 

The plan identifies six key priorities and has a delivery focus through the consideration of potential sources of funding. The plan also recognises the challenges of addressing the climate emergency, and that successful inclusive growth in Mid-Fife will also involve community wealth-building initiatives and future economic collaboration.

The recent recognition of Dunfermline as Scotland's newest city provides further opportunity to contextualise and further accelerate economic growth in Mid-Fife given the neighbouring proximity of the two areas, the shared infrastructure connectivity provided by the M90 /A92 road corridors and Fife Circle rail line, and complementary business bases.

The Mid-Fife Investment Proposition sits alongside the Fife Economic Strategy to provide a clear indication of where new investment growth can be accommodated or existing economic activity further enhanced within the Mid-Fife area.  The Proposition presents a framework of proposed programmes, projects and opportunities that are regularly reviewed and updated and target appropriate interventions in Mid-Fife that can be developed, implemented and/or accelerated as funding and resourcing opportunities are identified and secured.

 

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Population of Fife
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Where is Mid Fife?
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Distance from key cities
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Business in Mid-Fife
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The largest business sectors by employment in Mid-Fife *
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Employment in Mid-Fife
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New Business start-ups supported in Mid-Fife

Figures for 2021-2022 show that 55.4% of business start-ups supported by the Fife Business Gateway team were located in Mid-Fife; with a total of 334 new businesses creating 429 jobs and a turnover of £9.7m.

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* ONS UK Business Counts 2022; defining “Mid Fife” as the areas covered by Cowdenbeath, Kirkcaldy & Mid Fife, & Glenrothes Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Areas
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* According to the ONS BRES 2020 stats and defining “Mid Fife” as the areas covered by Cowdenbeath, Kirkcaldy & Mid Fife, & Glenrothes Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Areas.
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* Aaccording to the ONS BRES 2020 stats and defining “Mid Fife” as the areas covered by Cowdenbeath, Kirkcaldy & Mid Fife, & Glenrothes Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Areas.)
Education

Fife has a clear commitment to lifelong learning and to developing further and higher education.

Fife has more than 200 schools united in their pursuit of excellence with several Fife schools performing above the national average for exam success.

The UK University rankings

University of St Andrews4
University of Edinburgh12
University of Strathclyde23
Heriot Watt University34
University of Aberdeen37
University of Dundee49
University of Stirling50
Glasgow Caledonian University88
Edinburgh Napier University97
Robert Gordon University103
University of Abertay Dundee108

Source: University Rankings and League Tables 2023 (thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk)

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Skills & Talent
Upskilling and reskilling our workforce by building on existing work and initiatives to create skills programmes targeted to support the needs of the Mid-Fife area.
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Lifestyle
Fife is known worldwide as the Home of Golf, with Mid Fife offering a choice of 20 golf courses, all within easy reach of the iconic Old Course at St Andrews.
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Projects

Type of Project

Type of Project
  • All
  • Business Parks (3)
  • City Region Deals (7)
  • Levenmouth Reconnected Programme (1)
  • Strategic Opportunities (5)
  • Vacant & Derelict Land Fund (1)

Project Status

Project Status
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  • Approved (2)
  • Complete (7)
  • Future (5)
  • Under construction (1)
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