Glasgow's economy has reinvented itself considerably following the decline of traditional industries such as shipbuilding and engineering. The city has seen years of strategic economic development and some of the UK's most successful regeneration programmes.
New industry has crystallised around new technologies and City Centre financial and business services. Glasgow forms the western part of the Silicon Glen high tech sector of Scotland.
Today Glasgow is one of Europe's top 16 largest financial centres with a growing number of blue chip financial companies establishing significant operations in the city. These include JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, First Data International, Aon, ACE Insurance, Handelsbanken, Clydesdale Bank.
More recent arrivals and expansions include Barclays Wealth, Santander, Tesco Bank, Esure, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, NFU Mutual and Scottish Friendly.
The city is continuing to develop and attract new industry through sustained investment in commercial property, transport provision and communications.
Some of the city's biggest regeneration projects include the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Clyde Gateway, the International Financial Services District and the M74 completion.
Glasgow's financial district lies to the western edge of the city centre. Known officially as the International Financial Services District (IFSD) it has also been nicknamed 'the square kilometre' and 'Wall Street on Clyde.'
Glasgow Online features a number of powerful tools enabling you to find local businesses fast. The website also features tens of thousands of reviews by Glasgow locals which can prove very useful for deciding which businesses to get in touch with.
You can use the search facility at the top of every page to search for a business.
Alternatively there are several ways to find the businesses listed in our database by browsing different sections on the website:
By type of business: If you are not looking for any business in particular, but instead want a list of businesses provising a particular service, try our Local listings database, both of which are categorised by business type.
By location: If you want to see which businesses are based on a particular street, you can find it using our Glasgow street index
By name: If you want to find a particular business and know its name, you can find it using our A-Z List of Businesses.
Shopping: Glasgow Online has a dedicated Shopping section with a shopping guide and varous tools to find local shops.