Why Gothenburg

Why Gothenburg

A hotspot for innovation and sustainable DEvelopment, and one of Europe's fastest growing regions

Gothenburg is a key hub for Swedish research and development and home to many world-leading companies and well-renowned academic institutions. In recent years, global companies such as Ericsson, the Volvo Group, AstraZeneca, Saab, SKF, Geely, Volvo Cars and many more, have invested heavily in Gothenburg to develop new products and services. This, combined with the successful collaborations between industry, the public sector and academia, has helped make Gothenburg leading within for example areas of automotive, life science, ICT and urban development.

The Gothenburg region is also in full swing with its greatest period of urban development, including major commercial, residential and infrastructure projects. The region is making space for 105,000 new homes and 120,000 new jobs. With construction plans worth EUR 100 billion, Gothenburg offers one of Europe's biggest centrally located urban investment opportunities.

In addition, Gothenburg has established trade routes direct to the large export markets. The city is home to Scandinavia’s largest port and is Sweden’s leading logistics hub.

Perfectly positioned
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With 70% of Scandinavia's population and industry located within 500km, Gothenburg is the ideal gateway to the Nordics

Gothenburg facts

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of Sweden's private sector R&D investments are made in Gothenburg's county
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€100
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to be invested in properties and infrastructure 2016-2035
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residents in Gothenburg's labour market region
The choice of many

Geely, AstraZeneca, HCL Technologies, Fosun Pharma, General Electric, DB Schenker and Cerner are just a few of the global companies that have invested, established or expanded operations in Gothenburg in recent years. Here is why American eHealth company Cerner chose to set up an office in Gothenburg.

 

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“Gothenburg is a hotbed of innovation. There's a highly qualified workforce, other multinational companies on hand and good transportation. Most people speak English, you're part of the EU … yes, there are many very good reasons.”

- Steven Gallagher, Vice President Business Development & Political Affairs Europe at Cerner

Why Geely chose Gothenburg

The competence available in Sweden, the country's strong brands and its open-minded people were a few of the reasons why Geely invested in a development centre at Lindholmen in Gothenburg, explains Gang Wei, deputy CEO of CEVT.