A regular update on monitored trends in the West Lothian Economy, which includes indicators on unemployment, recent jobs and investment work, business support, major development proposals, house completions and, on a quarterly basis, town centre shop occupancy.
There are a number of local and national data sources which provide a valuable insight into the performance of the West Lothian economy. This section of the website highlights the key indicators of the health of the West Lothian economy, drawn from those sources.
West Lothian is a modern, high performance knowledge-based economy, with world-wide links, creating jobs and a rising quality of life for those living and working in the region. This is the vision shared by local economic development agencies, which is well grounded in past success.
West Lothian's strategic location between Edinburgh and Glasgow makes it Scotland's Hub. It has the youngest, fastest growing population in Scotland, a business friendly community and a track record in attracting inward investors.
West Lothian Council, through its Town Centre Managers, provide support to the development of thriving local town centres in the five traditional towns of Armadale, Bathgate, Broxburn & Uphall, Linlithgow and Whitburn.