Key sectors

Invest in Fife works with all industries from business services to manufacturing.

Invest in Fife targets industries that offer the greatest potential for Fife. These key sectors focus on Energy (including oil and gas and renewables), Data Centres, Business and Financial Services, and Tourism.

Data Centres

Cool ambient temperatures, resilient connectivity and investment in renewable energy makes Fife the natural choice for a low-carbon data centre. Being located on Edinburgh’s doorstep means easy access to the UK's second-largest financial centre as well.

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Financial & Business Services

Fife is part of Edinburgh city region’s financial services cluster. The City region has more FTSE 100 headquarters than any other UK city outside London and is the fourth largest in Europe. Fife is the principal Customer Service cluster within the Edinburgh City region and has the greatest concentration of customer service businesses in Scotland, generating an annual turnover in excess of £500 million.

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Hotel Development

Fife is an ideal location for a hotel development. The region has a strong tourism market and St Andrews is know throughout the world as the "home of golf". Fife has also been ranked as the no.1 outdoor destination by Scottish Natural Heritage six years in a row.

A key business centre, Fife enjoys excellent access to Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport and other parts of Scotland.

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Oil & Gas

Fife has a longstanding and expanding reputation as an ideal location for operations serving the offshore oil and gas industry.

With over 150 companies in the sector, Fife hosts one of Scotland's largest engineering clusters.

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Energy & Renewables

Situated on the East Coast of Scotland, between Edinburgh and Dundee and with direct access to the Firth of Forth and North Sea, Fife is perfectly positioned to support growth in energy markets.

The region is already home to a variety of established companies working in energy including Samsung Heavy Industries and Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab). Fife has also developed a number of excellent sites and facilities for a range of businesses, including the pioneering Fife Renewables Innovation Centre.

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