Invest in Norrbotten

Project information

Index: 1024R4
Acronym:Regions4GreenGrowth (R4GG)
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location SWEDEN NORRA SVERIGE Övre Norrland Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

Regional cooperation to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)

Good Practice Information

Invest in Norrbotten is a cooperation between the municipalities in Norrbotten, the county council and the national Invest Sweden with the aim to identify business opportunities and to become more attractive to foreign investors to invest in the region of Norrbotten. It started as a project that was financed by the County council of Norrbotten, the municipalities in Norrbotten and European funds.
Since 2012 Invest in Norrbotten has turned from a project into a limited company. Norrbotten promotes itself with clean energy, low energy prices, a suitable environment for large data centers, etc. The idea behind a joint promotion of the area is to become more competitive than when operating as individual municipalities.

Evidence of success

Attraction of several foreign companies, like Enercon and Facebook

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Goran Littorin or Jorgen Eriksson

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Annex completed on: 12-03-2013

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