Take a look at the many global rankings of countries and you’ll soon realize that Sweden is one of the“best” places in the world – for basically everything that counts in professional matters. From equality and the number of startups to anti-corruption and environmental work. Add very strong public finances, stable banking and a solid political system and you’ll understand why American magazine Forbes states that Sweden is the best country in the world to run your business in. And number two when it comes to innovation.
You’ll find Blekinge in the southern part of Sweden, in one of Sweden’s hottest regions for innovation. Here’s a technology university that’s number one in Europe when it comes to software development, number three for sustainability and with no greater desire than to help your business with development and innovation. Here you’ll find many global businesses such as Volvo, Ericsson, Telenor, Saab Kockums to mention a few – but even more cutting edge startups. They’ve chosen to establish themselves in this part of Europe as Blekinge can offer many advantages you won’t find in larger cities. Here, your business will quickly become part of a dynamic commercial ecosystem that’s eager to contribute to your company’s future success. All while jumping into the ocean on the way home from work.
With two strategic ports for transports to and from the Baltic countries and Poland, Blekinge is in the immediate vicinity of eastern Europe both geographically and logistically. These ports have over the past few years had an extreme development in consumer-, lorry- and other freight traffic volumes. Baltic Port in Karlskrona is an important part of the green transport corridor Baltic-Link, connecting Scandinavia with eastern and central Europe. And the port in Karlshamn is one of the largest deep sea harbors in Sweden, specializing in the handling of energy-, wood- and bulk transportations to and from eastern Europe.
Regardless if you look at the number of companies or employment rates, a great share of the companies in Blekinge are considered“large”. As a matter of fact, Blekinge has the biggest percentage of employees at large workplaces(more than 250 employees) of all regions in Sweden. Despite this, there is a strong small-business mentality in the region with a genuine entrepreneurial atmosphere and a high percentage of startups the past few years.
The British bank HSBC rank Sweden as the best country to live in for expats. Sweden’s pioneering parental policies make it one of the best places in the world to raise a family. Sweden is also ranked as number one in the world when it comes to English proficiency – all according to EF English Proficiency Index 2018. And now a decision to start an international/English school in Karlskrona has been made, making it even easier to establish you and your family in the region.