A hotspot for innovation and sustainability, 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.
With 70% of Scandinavia's population and industry located within 500km, Gothenburg is the ideal gateway to the Nordics
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.
“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.”
Why Geely chose Gothenburg
The competence available in Sweden, the country's strong brands and its open-minded people were among the reasons why Geely invested in a development centre at Lindholmen in Gothenburg, explains Gang Wei, deputy CEO of CEVT.
Facts & figures
Gothenburg's business environment has a lot going for it. The numbers speak for themselves...
A fast growing region
Gothenburg is one of the most rapidly expanding regions in Europe...
Gothenburg is home to a world-leading green-tech cluster and is a living example of sustainable urban development....
With world-class business incubators and science parks, and a supportive and collaborative environment for entrepreneurs...