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SCDI is Scotland’s leading economic development organisation. Engage with us and become part of a dynamic and creative network influencing and inspiring government and key stakeholders to drive the economic agenda and create economic prosperity for Scotland.

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) is Scotland’s Economic and Social Forum. It is an independent membership network representing a cross-section of the private, public and social economy sectors in Scotland with an aim of influencing the agenda to ensure long-term sustainable economic growth and flourishing communities throughout Scotland.

Working in partnership, SCDI supports a broad-based, influential and diverse membership which is drawn from a wide variety of sectors – private, public, and the social economy – including private businesses of all sizes, trade unions, public agencies, educational institutions, local authorities and enterprise organisations, professional bodies and trade associations, arts organisations, faith groups, and charitable organisations. This unique gathering of knowledge, experience and talent provides a dynamic and creative force for change.

For a flavour of our wide-ranging activity and engagement, you can access our Annual Reviews

Strategic Engagement

Business Development & Networking

Policy & Influence

Marketing & Business Intelligence

SCDI plays a crucial role in bringing together every part of the economic landscape to look at how we deliver our shared objective of greater sustainable economic growth for Scotland. Rt Hon Alex Salmond,, First Minister of Scotland (2007-2014),

Membership subscriptions are based on an agreed contribution between the joining organisation and SCDI determined by the size and type of organisation joining. Membership subscriptions support SCDI’s work in helping to develop and shape policies that support Scotland’s long term economic growth and give opportunities for members to engage through a large program of events throughout the country.

We welcome members of all sizes and from across the public, private and social economy sectors.

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