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Blekinge represents 0,0005 of a percent of the earth’s surface with 0,002 of a percent of the population. It’s by no means a large area we’re talking about – 100 kilometers east to west, 40 kilometers north to south. And that’s at the widest point. But at the same time, it’s one of the biggest, richest, strongest regions in the world. And on that tiny piece of land and water, five towns and cities exist – each and everyone unique in its own way with heaps of history, bright futures and fantastic people.

Karlshamn

Intelligent logistics and food where sea meets land

At the center of Blekinge, in the city of Karlshamn, you’ll find one of the largest and deepest ports in Sweden. The port has always been the aorta of Karlshamn and early on made the city a center for trade in southeast Sweden. The port has also attracted large industries as well as smaller companies in the food and logistics industry. Business life in Karlshamn is built on both tradition and new ways of thinking with companies such as Aarhus Karlshamn, ABU Garcia, Avalon Innovation, Södra Cell and multiple game developers. Netport Science Park is, together with some one hundred member companies and Blekinge Institute of Technology, driving the development within the intelligent transport solutions, energy solutions of tomorrow and digital media.

32200 residents

3121
companies

Karlshamn has Sweden’s 5th largest port

  • 32200 residents

  • 3121 companies

  • Karlshamn has Sweden’s 5th largest port

INDUSTRIES Food, Logistics, Digital media
MAIN TOWN Karlshamn
VILLAGES AsarumMörrumSvängstaHällarydÅryd
AIRPORT Ronneby National Airport 30 min, Copenhagen International Airport –  2 hours
ROADS & HIGHWAYS European Road E22, Rv 15 Karlshamn-Halmstad, Rv 29 Karlshamn-Växjö
RAILROAD Blekinge Kustbana, connection to Stambanan
BROADBAND & INFRASTRUCTURE Well functioning
POWER & WATER SUPPLY National Interest for Energy, SwePol Link

INDUSTRIES
Food, Logistics, Digital media

MAIN TOWN
Karlshamn

VILLAGES
AsarumMörrumSvängstaHällarydÅryd

AIRPORT
Ronneby National Airport 30 min, Copenhagen International Airport –  2 hours

ROADS & HIGHWAYS
European Road E22, Rv 15 Karlshamn-Halmstad, Rv 29 Karlshamn-Växjö

RAILROAD
Blekinge Kustbana, connection to Stambanan

BROADBAND & INFRASTRUCTURE
Well functioning

POWER & WATER SUPPLY
National Interest for Energy, SwePol Link

Read more about Karlshamn www.karlshamn.se

Contact

Municipality of Karlshamn
Business Unit
Town Hall, Karlshamn

Mathias Wijk

Mathias Wijk

Business Manager

Municipality of Karlshamn
+46 733 57 60 00

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Karlskrona

The capital of Blekinge

History meets the future in one of the most beautiful cities in all of Sweden – Karlskrona. A city once created for the sole purpose of providing Sweden with ships in an ice-free environment and this naval competence still very much lives on – but now in a hyper modern version. Here, Saab Kockums research and construct advanced submarines for the Swedish navy, here you’ll find Sweden’s center for Internet of Things together with many global IT and Telecoms companies like Ericsson and Telenor. And located here is also Blue Science Park that runs an innovation environment within marine technology, ICT/Telecoms and eHealth. The city of Karlskrona is located on 33 islands eight kilometer out in the sea where you with ferries are able to conveniently get to mainland Europe. Karlskrona is a completely unique city that is also given the status of “World Heritage” by Unesco.

66666 RESIDENTS

6303 COMPANIES

SWEDEN’S 3RD SUNNIEST CITY IN 2018

  • 66666 RESIDENTS

  • 6303 COMPANIES

  • SWEDEN’S 3RD SUNNIEST CITY IN 2018

INDUSTRIES Marine Technology, Telecom, High tech Industry, ICT, Logistics, Shipping, Tourism
MAIN TOWN Karlskrona
VILLAGES Nättraby, Jämjö, Rödeby, Fågelmara
AIRPORT Ronneby National Airport 30 min, Copenhagen International Airport – 3 hours
ROADS & HIGHWAYS European Road E22, Rv 28 Karlskrona
RAILROAD Blekinge Kustbana, connection to Stambanan, intermodal connection to Gdynia
BROADBAND & INFRASTRUCTURE Well functioning
POWER & WATER SUPPLY National Interest for Energy, SwePol Link

INDUSTRIES
Marine Technology, Telecom, High tech Industry, ICT, Logistics, Shipping, Tourism

MAIN TOWN
Karlskrona

VILLAGES
Nättraby, Jämjö, Rödeby, Fågelmara

AIRPORT
Ronneby National Airport 30 min, Copenhagen International Airport – 3 hours

ROADS & HIGHWAYS
European Road E22, Rv 28 Karlskrona

RAILROAD
Blekinge Kustbana, connection to Stambanan, intermodal connection to Gdynia

BROADBAND & INFRASTRUCTURE
Well functioning

POWER & WATER SUPPLY
National Interest for Energy, SwePol Link

Read more about Karlskrona www.karlskrona.se

Contact

Municipality of Karlskrona
Department of Trade and Business
Bastionsgatan 6 A, Karlskrona

Mr Anders Ekstrand
Business Manager
Phone: +46 455 30 34 92
anders.ekstrand@karlskrona.se

Mr Marcus Fredriksson
Business Manager
Phone: +46 455 32 14 27
marcus.fredriksson@karlskrona.se

Pia Holgersson

Pia Holgersson

Business Manager

Municipality of Karlskrona
+46 455 30 30 45

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Olofström

300 years of world class technical innovations

Already in the 18th century, iron and other metal objects was produced in Olofström. A great knowledge has over nearly 300 years developed Olofström into a highly technological community. With a production plant for body parts, Volvo Cars have been a driving force in this development and contributed to Olofström revolutionizing the global market for metal processing. Spin-offs from Volvo and new establishments of highly specialized companies within the automotive industry, other production industry and within applied IT, have all made Olofström a leading innovation environment within production and technology. In addition to Volvo Cars Body Components, you will in Olofström for instance find Baosteel Tailored Blanks, Shiloh Industries, Carl Zeiss, European Body Panels and the cluster Techtank.

13482 residents

1295 companies

High percentage of employees in foreign companies (43.91%)

  • 13482 RESIDENTS

  • 1295 COMPANIES

  • HIGH PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES IN FOREIGN COMPANIES (43.91%)

INDUSTRIES Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing
MAIN TOWN Olofström
VILLAGES Jämshög, Kyrkhult, Vilshult, Gränum
AIRPORT Ronneby National Airport 45 min, Copenhagen International Airport 2 hours
ROADS & HIGHWAYS European Road E22
RAILROAD Blekinge Kustbana, connection to Stambanan 15 min
BROADBAND & INFRASTRUCTURE Well functioning
POWER & WATER SUPPLY Well functioning

INDUSTRIES
Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing

MAIN TOWN
Olofström

VILLAGES
Jämshög, Kyrkhult, Vilshult, Gränum

AIRPORT
Ronneby National Airport 45 min, Copenhagen International Airport 2 hours

ROADS & HIGHWAYS
European Road E22

RAILROAD
Blekinge Kustbana, connection to Stambanan 15 min

BROADBAND & INFRASTRUCTURE
Well functioning

POWER & WATER SUPPLY
Well functioning

Read more about Olofström  www.olofstrom.se

Contact

Municipality of Olofström
Olofströms Näringsliv AB / Head Office of Trade and Industry
Innovation Park, Vällaregatan 30, Olofström

Kjell Persson

Kjell Persson

Business Manager

Municipality of Olofström
+46 454 57 27 41

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Ronneby

Sweden’s health resort and world class industrial technology

Innovative ways of using water runs like a red thread through Ronneby’s business history. Water rich in iron that was thought to be healthy, laid the foundation to Ronneby Brunn, one of Europe’s most beautiful parks and the heart of the modern health resort attracting visitors from all over the world. The use of water as a tool for precision cutting different materials, is a technique mostly developed in Ronneby and it’s no wonder the city is called “Waterjet Valley” with many innovative water cutting businesses. The airport of Blekinge is located in Ronneby together with many successful manufacturing companies such as Orbit One, Tarkett and Alfa Laval.

29568
residents

2771 companies

High percentage of employees in the manufacturing industry (20,88%)

  • 29568 RESIDENTS

  • 2771 COMPANIES

  • HIGH PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY (20,88%)

INDUSTRIES Manufacturing, Engineering, Tourism, Waterjet
MAIN TOWN Ronneby
VILLAGES Backaryd, Belganet, Bräkne-Hoby, Eringsboda, Johannishus, Kallinge, Listerby
AIRPORT Ronneby National Airport, Copenhagen International Airport – 2,5 hours
ROADS & HIGHWAYS European Road E22, Rv 27 Ronneby-Växjö
RAILROAD Blekinge Kustbana, connection to Stambanan
BROADBAND & INFRASTRUCTURE Well functioning
POWER & WATER SUPPLY Well functioning

INDUSTRIES
Manufacturing, Engineering, Tourism, Waterjet

MAIN TOWN
Ronneby

VILLAGES
Backaryd, Belganet, Bräkne-Hoby, Eringsboda, Johannishus, Kallinge, Listerby

AIRPORT
Ronneby National Airport, Copenhagen International Airport – 2,5 hours

ROADS & HIGHWAYS
European Road E22, Rv 27 Ronneby-Växjö

RAILROAD
Blekinge Kustbana, connection to Stambanan

BROADBAND & INFRASTRUCTURE
Well functioning

POWER & WATER SUPPLY
Well functioning

Read more about Ronneby  www.ronneby.se

Contact

Municipality of Ronneby
Enterprise & Development Office
Stadshuset 372 80, Ronneby

Torbjörn Lind

Torbjörn Lind

Business Manager

Municipality of Ronneby
+46 457 61 82 64

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Sölvesborg

Entrepreneurial spirit, heavy metal and picturesque fishing villages

Beautifully located on a peninsula in western Blekinge, an hour from both Karlskrona and Malmö, is the medieval town of Sölvesborg. A town filled with driven people living their dream. Warmth, closeness and engagement are all traits of the town and the municipality is all the time actively working for the best for the people living here.

In addition to the fantastic people, a few things are significant to Sölvesborg: Our town center with Danish and medieval influences, “Listerlandet” with sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages, Europe’s longest pedestrian bridge “Sölvesborgsbron” built in 2013, and internationally famous “Sweden Rock Festival”. Scandinavia’s largest rock festival is every summer welcoming some 35.000 visitors from all over the world and – there to listen to heavy metal super stars such as Alice Cooper, Guns N’ Roses, Kiss and Iron Maiden rocking. In Sölvesborg there is Mjällby AIF, a football team that belongs to the elite of Swedish football and who attracts a few thousand spectators during home games.

In Sölvesborg the sea is playing with the meadows and the cobble stones with white beaches. The pride of Sölvesborg, the island of “Hanö” some way out from the coastline, every year attract 40.000 visitors to a unique nature and experience.

The entrepreneurial spirit is especially strong in Sölvesborg with the town being one of the densest places in Sweden when it comes to number companies per person. Fishing villages are sharing the attention with multiple successful companies such as TitanX, Atria, Stål- och rörmontage and DOT.

17455
residents

1869 companies

Every year 40000 people visit the island of Hanö

  • 17455 RESIDENTS

  • 1869 COMPANIES

  • EVERY YEAR 40 000 PEOPLE VISIT THE ISLAND OF HANÖ

INDUSTRIES Food, Fish industry, Automobile production, Agriculture
MAIN TOWN Sölvesborg
VILLAGES HällevikHörvikGammalstorp, Mjällby, NorjeNogersund
AIRPORT Ronneby National Airport 40 min, Copenhagen International Airport –  2 hours
ROADS & HIGHWAYS European E22
RAILROAD Blekinge Kustbana
BROADBAND & INFRASTRUCTURE Well functioning
POWER & WATER SUPPLY Well functioning

INDUSTRIES
Food, Fish industry, Automobile production, Agriculture

MAIN TOWN
Sölvesborg

VILLAGES
HällevikHörvik, Mjällby, GammalstorpNorjeNogersund

AIRPORT
Ronneby National Airport 40 min, Copenhagen International Airport – 2 hours

ROADS & HIGHWAYS
European Road E22

RAILROAD
Blekinge Kustbana

BROADBAND & INFRASTRUCTURE
Well functioning

POWER & WATER SUPPLY
Well functioning

Read more about Sölvesborg www.solvesborg.se

Contact

Municipality of Sölvesborg
Business Development Office
Repslagaregatan 1, Sölvesborg

Stefan Olofsson

Stefan Olofsson

Business Manager

Municipality of Sölvesborg
+46 708 57 17 58

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