The Stockholm region is diverse, innovative and globally connected. As the largest city and growth engine of Scandinavia with an open, supportive and stable business environment, Stockholm serves as a safe haven for investors.
Stockholm’s cosmopolitan energy is a magnet for talent – and the region welcomes the skills, capital, ideas and culture that new residents and investors contribute to our economy. Our excellent quality of life, which combines a vibrant downtown area with closeness to nature, creates the unique Stockholm lifestyle.
Foreign investors can benefit from Stockholm in many ways. A presence in the Stockholm region offers:
Access to world-class skills, research and technologies
As one of the most knowledge-intensive and innovative regions in the world, Stockholm has an impressive track record as a leading supplier of innovative solutions and products in a wide range of global industries. Investment opportunities are to be found in key sectors such as Life Science, ICT, Cleantech, Financial Services and Automation.
Swedish culture is open-minded, and the ability to bridge disciplines and bring together corporate and academic research environments puts Stockholm in a great position to deliver results.
Easy access to growing markets and advanced customers
Stockholm gives you access to the prosperous Swedish and Scandinavian markets, as well as also the world’s largest free-trade market – the European Union – with its 500 million consumers.
Stockholm is often considered a leader in adopting new technologies and setting new consumer trends. There are many examples of companies using Stockholm as a test market.
The hub of Scandinavia with a high concentration of decision makers
Stockholm is the ideal location and natural choice for business operations in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Stockholm accounts for a major share of both consumers and economic activities in the region. Almost half of all multinationals with operations in Scandinavia, and a majority of Swedish companies, have their headquarters in Stockholm.
The Stockholm region in brief
Inhabitants: 3.4 million
Workforce: 1.8 million
Students: 108, 000
Companies: 360, 000
RGDP: € 130 billion
RGDP/GDP: 42 percent