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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.

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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Upcoming Events

Training Course: Beginners Guide to Export Licensing Controls


Training Course: Beginners Guide to Export Licensing Controls

This new half-day Virtual Learning session is not be confused with a webinar, it is interactive and engaging bringing a potentially complex topic to life.

Fri, 31st March 2023 at 10:00am - 1:30pm

Training Course: Focus on Food, Export Procedures

Online Event

Training Course: Focus on Food, Export Procedures

This brand-new course has been introduced to meet growing demand for specialist training in the export processes that apply to food and drink products.

Thu, 25th of May 2023 at 10:00am - 1:30pm

Joint Chambers Networking Lunch

In Person Event

Joint Chambers Networking Lunch

The Mid & East Lothian Chamber will be hosting an afternoon of networking bringing together members from both Chambers to help build business connections.

Wed, 19th of April at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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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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