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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.

Higher slope, longer skirun thanks to Amazon Web Services

Higher slope, longer skirun thanks to Amazon Web Services

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 07:15 GMT

The Vilsta ski slope in Eskilstuna in the Stockholm region, will become 10 meters higher just in time for the winter season next year. All thanks to shaft masses from the construction of Amazon Web Services (AWS)’s data center in Eskilstuna.

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.

The world's top songwriters have landed in Stockholm

The world's top songwriters have landed in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2018 08:23 GMT

Today, some of the world’s most talented songwriters gather in Stockholm to experience the creative atmosphere in the Swedish capital. During three days, 45 songwriters from all over the world will come together, experiment and create at the 2018 Stockholm Songwriting Camp.

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.

Here are the winners of the 2017 Stockholm Innovation Scholarship

Here are the winners of the 2017 Stockholm Innovation Scholarship

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2017 17:42 GMT

Mayor of Stockholm Karin Wanngård has presented the Stockholm Innovation Scholarship to five recipients at a ceremony at Stockholm City Hall. The jury, consisting of 27 renowned experts from Stockholm's business and innovation ecosystem, has identified the innovations with the best potential to become Stockholm's future growth companies, among 500 scholarship applications.

It's here! The guide every retail investor has been waiting for.

It's here! The guide every retail investor has been waiting for.

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2017 10:26 GMT

Packed with statistics, key facts and detailed descriptions of shopping districts in Stockholm, the Swedish retail guide has landed. For everyone considering entering the Stockholm retail market, this guide saves weeks of market research.

This year’s corporate holiday gift? How about perfect oversight of all customer relationships in social media?

This year’s corporate holiday gift? How about perfect oversight of all customer relationships in social media?

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 14:05 GMT

Today, a major and fast growing part of all communication and customer service takes place in social media. Keeping track of customer relationships in external channels poses a large problem for companies. Fortunately, a Stockholm-based company is offering a solution to this problem. That company is RelationDesk, and today it has been appointed the winner of the Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship.

​Northvolt opens R&D facility in the Stockholm Region

​Northvolt opens R&D facility in the Stockholm Region

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 14:30 GMT

​The City of Västerås, west of Stockholm, has been chosen as the location where Northvolt will place their R&D facility for the next generation lithium-ion batteries. This is the fourth major investment in the Stockholm Region in the last six months, creating another 300 to 400 jobs in Västerås.

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 Economy: ​Mostly positive figures for Stockholm

Stockholm Economy: ​Mostly positive figures for Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 07:30 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 compared to the same quarter in 2016. Information and communication, business services, trade and construction where the driving forces behind this development.

Gender balanced judging panel appointed to discover Stockholm’s next unicorn

Gender balanced judging panel appointed to discover Stockholm’s next unicorn

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2017 11:04 GMT

​The application period for Stockholm Innovation Scholarship is now open and we are proud to present the judges who have the task of identifying the best innovations. Consisting of 27 renowned experts from Stockholm's business and innovation ecosystem, the gender balanced judging panel will identify which innovations have the potential to become Stockholm’s future growth companies.

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.

​Unique network will make Stockholm more attractive to international talent

​Unique network will make Stockholm more attractive to international talent

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2017 09:42 GMT

Stockholm has got a new network to support international talents: the Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN). SDCN caters to partners and spouses of international employees working in Stockholm. The network aims to provide support for international individuals and families moving to Stockholm, helping them to settle in, look for work, discover Swedish culture and broaden their personal networks.

​Gather Festival - Stockholm's SXSW

​Gather Festival - Stockholm's SXSW

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2017 05:55 GMT

Gather Festival is a new innovation- and inspiration festival that takes place in Stockholm, September 14-16. Gather's conference program contains a mix of international and Swedish speakers and sessions within the five themes: Urban Development, Democracy, Human Vs. Machine, Economics and Communication – all combined with a solid music and culture program featuring international artists and DJ’s.

Stockholm Innovation Scholarship launched with new categories

Stockholm Innovation Scholarship launched with new categories

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2017 15:00 GMT

​If you have an idea or an innovation, you now have the chance to apply for the Stockholm Innovation Scholarship. Broadened scholarship categories and a simplified application process will encourage more people to apply. The scholarship is intended for innovators and entrepreneurs of all kinds who need support at an early stage.

Unique course launched to help international companies enter the Swedish construction market

Unique course launched to help international companies enter the Swedish construction market

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2017 07:30 GMT

​The strong construction market in Stockholm has created lucrative opportunities for international companies. A requirement to be able to seize these opportunities is to understand the regulations of the industry. To help foreign companies enter the market, Invest Stockholm, Tyréns and SABO today launched a unique intensive course covering the fundamentals of the Swedish construction industry.

The Stockholm Health Tech report released

The Stockholm Health Tech report released

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2017 09:17 GMT

Today, Invest Stockholm released the report Health Tech – Business Opportunities in Stockholm-Uppsala. The report aims to help international investors navigate the growing health tech landscape and understand why much of the exciting development in the industry is taking place in the Stockholm region.