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US cloud computing company enStratus picks Edinburgh for European base


By The Drum Team | Editorial

April 11, 2012 | 2 min read

US cloud computing company enStratus has chosen Edinburgh for its European headquarters.

The Minneapolis-based company plans to create upto 30 highly-skilled jobs in Scotland by the end of 2014 and is now recruiting key staff in preparation for its Edinburgh office opening later this year.

Its expansion into Scotland is being supported by a Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant totalling £240,000.

The move was announced by cabinet secretary Fiona Hyslop during a visit to Chicago for Scotland Week 2012, where she is meeting enStratus chief technology officer George Reese.

Hyslop cited Scotland's "research excellence" and "the competitiveness of our business environment" as reasons why enStartus had chosen Edinburgh.

She said: "This investment by enStratus demonstrates commitment to Scotland and confidence in what we have to offer. It can only enhance our international reputation for creativity – in this, our Year of Creative Scotland - and as a fantastic investment location."

Reese added: "We have selected Scotland to establish our new European Office because of the excellent development resources, transport infrastructure, and the favourable exchange rate."

Edinburgh image via Shutterstock


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