Sep 07, 2010 07:30 CEST Stockholm will account for 43 percent of Swedish growth up to the year 2030. The driving force in that development is expected to come from the knowledge intense service sector. This prognosis comes from consultancy company WSP, and was presented at a seminar arranged in conjunction with the Stockholm visit of Louis Zacharilla, founder of Intelligent Community Forum.
Foreign direct investments to Stockholm continue to increaseMar 29, 2011 08:30 CEST
Stockholm, Sweden continues to be a hot pick in Northern Europe for investors. During 2010, 183 qualified foreign direct investments were made in the region which was an increase of 12 percent compared to 2009.
The most attractive sector for investors remained to be ICT, followed by retail, business services and cleantech. That is revealed by the year-end result from Stockholm Business Region, the official investment promotion agency of the region.
“There is a significant interest for Stockholm as an investment destination. Highly educated people, lots of innovative companies, and an economic growth that is on top in Europe contribute to this strong result. It is important that we continue to support this development, despite an increasing international competition, and keep strengthen our ability to attract investments” said Mrs Ulla Hamilton, Deputy Mayor of Stockholm, responsible for the business community.
Last year Stockholm Business Region contributed to 56 new investments in the region, with an estimated value of SEK 1.3 billion, which are 44 percent of all investments in Sweden driven by an investment promotion agency.
- Most investors came from USA (39), followed by UK (22), Norway (20) and China (15)
- Most attractive sectors were ICT (48), retail (29) business services (21), cleantech 16 and life science (13)
- Investments involving Stockholm Business Region was worth SEK 1.3 billion, securing or creating 689 jobs
- A foreign direct investment includes new establishment, expansion, investment, acquisition, licensing, strategic alliance and joint venture
- Examples of companies are Wind River (US), Imtech (Netherlands), Omena (Finland), Toshiba (Japan), Doc Morris/Celesio (Germany) and Google (US)
The latest investments in the Stockholm region is published regularly here: www.twitter.com/investstockholm
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