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Stockholm economy: ​Mostly positive figures

Stockholm economy: ​Mostly positive figures

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2018 09:06 GMT

The Stockholm economy continues to develop strongly which is shown by most indicators. Aggregated gross pay data showed positive growth figures both for Stockholm County and the City of Stockholm in the last quarter of 2017, compared to the same quarter in 2016. Information and communication, and construction where the driving forces behind this development.

Klara City View – a property in the heart of Stockholm for sale

Klara City View – a property in the heart of Stockholm for sale

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2018 11:29 GMT

For the first time in many years, the City of Stockholm has land to sell in the city center. The gross floor area is about 20 000 square meters. The property has the Central station, the City Hall and the open waters of Riddarfjärden as neighbours.

Stockholm economy: Increased employment rate and more new companies started

Stockholm economy: Increased employment rate and more new companies started

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2017 16:12 GMT

The Stockholm economy continues to develop strongly, which is shown by most indicators. Aggregated gross pay data showed positive growth for both Stockholm County and the City of Stockholm compared to the same quarter in 2016. Information and communication, construction, financial and insurance and education were the driving sectors behind this development.

Stockholm hotel investment guide: opportunities for international investors

Stockholm hotel investment guide: opportunities for international investors

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 05:50 GMT

Through stable growth, Stockholm has reached record levels of RevPAR (revenue per available room), and surging occupancy has created a great need for additional guest room capacity. While demand has become increasingly diverse, supply has remained homogeneous and regional operators dominate the market. The time is ripe for international investors to conquer a share of emerging market segments.

​The ROCKWOOL Group, the leading provider of stone wool solutions, invests in land in the Stockholm region

​The ROCKWOOL Group, the leading provider of stone wool solutions, invests in land in the Stockholm region

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2017 08:17 GMT

The Danish industrial Group, ROCKWOOL, has today confirmed the purchase of 180,000 square meters of land in the Eskilstuna Logistics Park (Eskilstuna Logistikpark), which will lay the foundation for future expansion to serve the Swedish construction market. The future facility has the potential to create about 150 new jobs in Eskilstuna.

The Stockholm region is growing – thousands of job opportunities in the construction industry

The Stockholm region is growing – thousands of job opportunities in the construction industry

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2017 08:38 GMT

Need for labor to carry out planned construction investments in the Stockholm region is estimated at over 100,000 job opportunities in 2017 and 2018. The demand is greatest for building and construction workers, construction craftsmen, painters and finishers.

Stockholm companies gearing up to fight antibiotic resistance

Stockholm companies gearing up to fight antibiotic resistance

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2017 12:54 GMT

Infectious diseases are a global problem and one of the world's most urgent health threats due to antibiotic resistance. The Stockholm-Uppsala region is leading the way in finding solutions to the looming problems. Invest Stockholm has identified the most interesting new companies determined to fight infectious diseases.

​Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the establishment of a datacenter region in Stockholm

​Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the establishment of a datacenter region in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2017 06:16 GMT

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the establishment of a new datacenter region in the Stockholm area, positioning Sweden as the location of choice for delivery of advanced cloud services in the Nordics. The new AWS EU (Stockholm) Region will be operational in 2018.

​Record investment opportunities in the Stockholm region

​Record investment opportunities in the Stockholm region

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2017 12:42 GMT

The Stockholm region is growing faster than the rest of Europe and the investment potential is estimated to be EUR 95 billion through 2030 in the areas of housing, infrastructure and innovation. A sweeping 340,000 new dwellings will be built, which alone will require investments at a record level of EUR 53 billion.

​Stockholm sets new standards for sustainable data centers

​Stockholm sets new standards for sustainable data centers

Press Releases   •   Jan 24, 2017 12:10 GMT

The City of Stockholm launches Stockholm Data Parks to attract investment in data centers where waste heat is recycled and used to heat the city.

Investments in Stockholm tech companies hit new record highs

Investments in Stockholm tech companies hit new record highs

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 17:25 GMT

​Interest and investment in Stockholm continues to rise, with nearly three times as many investments in Stockholm tech companies in 2016 than the previous year. According to a breakdown by The Nordic Web, a total of 250 investments were made in 2016 compared to 90 investments during 2015.

Stockholm Economy: Positive development in Stockholm

Stockholm Economy: Positive development in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2016 10:40 GMT

Stockholm’s positive development continued in the third quarter of 2016, according to the Stockholm Economy Report. Wages increased and unemployment continued to fall in both Stockholm County and the City of Stockholm compared with the same quarter last year.

Stockholm-Uppsala region may become new home of EMA

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2016 14:50 GMT

As a result of the UK decision to leave the EU the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are planning to leave the UK. On Thursday, the Government of Sweden decided to actively work for EMA to be located in Sweden and the Stockholm-Uppsala region in particular. A special secretariat will be created that will organize Sweden’s candidacy. This decision is welcomed by Stockholm Business Region.

Winners of Stockholm Innovation Scholarship 2016 appointed

Winners of Stockholm Innovation Scholarship 2016 appointed

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2016 15:58 GMT

This year’s winners of the Stockholm Innovation Scholarship represent innovative solutions for highly topical challenges and societal problems. This involves everything from innovations that will revolutionize how we consume and produce food in the city to a new aid to facilitate communication with traumatized children. In total, six recipients will share SEK 630,000.

 Grab a chair on the booming Stockholm tech scene - enjoy 480 days of paid parental leave, flat hierarchies and clean air

Grab a chair on the booming Stockholm tech scene - enjoy 480 days of paid parental leave, flat hierarchies and clean air

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2016 13:00 GMT

With a mission to increase awareness about what Stockholm has to offer in terms of work and quality of life, Invest Stockholm and the Stockholm tech community aim to attract international talent to join one of the fastest growing tech scenes in the world. In a new campaign called “Grab a Chair,” international talent from different countries share how Stockholm is good for you.

​The 2016 Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship is awarded to Buildsafe

​The 2016 Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship is awarded to Buildsafe

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2016 11:51 GMT

The winner of the 2016 Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship is Leo Sydow, for the Buildsafe innovation. A stipend of SEK 225,000 is awarded to one of the last three years’ Stockholm Innovation Scholarship winners who managed to further develop and expand upon his/her innovation.

Stockholm Economy: Continued economic growth for Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2016 07:10 GMT

​During the second quarter 2016 Stockholm’s economic growth continued. Compared to the same quarter 2015, the Stockholm Economy Report shows a decrease in unemployment and an increase in gross pay data and number of companies started.

Record investments in Stockholm tech companies

Record investments in Stockholm tech companies

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2016 06:12 GMT

During the first six months of 2016, more money was invested in Stockholm-based tech companies than during all of 2015 and 2014 together, according to a breakdown by the Nordic Web, a resource on venture capital for the Nordic startup scene.

Stockholm Hotel Report 2016

Press Releases   •   Jul 11, 2016 08:00 GMT

According to the periodic hotel report, carried out by Annordia at the instance of Invest Stockholm, a net increase in hotel capacity is anticipated in the City of Stockholm with a total of 3,700 new hotel rooms in the period 2016 to 2020. In order to meet the needs of the future, at least a further 1,500 rooms in the city are needed by the year 2020.

Stockholm is the world capital of Music Technology

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2016 06:30 GMT

The Swedish capital is a hub for contemporary music acts and the birthplace of the new influential Music technology scene. To coincide with Symposium´s Brilliant Minds Conference, the Dennis Pop Awards and the Music Polar Prize, Invest Stockholm acknowledges Stockholm as a center for Music Technology and modern music with the report “Stockholm – the Powerhouse of Sound” and “That Place Where”.