Why Helsingborg?

The feeling of infinite possibility.

There is more happening than ever before in Helsingborg

Business growth is increasing, the population is growing, and around the city, there are huge development projects in progress. With everything that is happening in the city and with the dynamic growth of the Copenhagen region, Helsingborg is the right place for you, too. Together with local businesses in Helsingborg, the foundation for the city’s continual growth and development is laid. The diversity of both large and small companies create excellent opportunities for innovation, growth and development. There’s a lot of interest in new companies who choose Helsingborg as their location of choice for their establishment and development.

The best business environment

For several years, Helsingborg has been at the top of the list for cities with more than 100 000 inhabitants. In Helsingborg it should be easy to start, run and develop a company and it should be easy to establish a new company here too. This has a lot to do with reception and a just and effective governmental policy but also the attitudes toward corporate business as displayed by politicians and civil servants. It should be easy for companies to manage their day to day business and for their dealings with the city’s administration to run smoothly. Helsingborg has been awarded several prestigious awards in recent years. In 2015, Helsingborg was announced Sweden’s best local council for IT.  In 2016 we became Sweden’s best local council for growth and in 2017 we were awarded Sweden’s best local council for quality. Finally in both 2017 and 2018, Current Sustainability awarded Helsingborg with Sweden’s best local council for environmental care.

Quality of life

Helsingborg is not only one of the most prosperous cities in Sweden, there’s real quality of life here. Fantastic accommodation, restaurants, good and diverse shopping options, interesting museums, great cultural attractions, exciting activities for both children and adults alike, proximity to the sea, the opportunity to experience and explore the natural beauty of the area, luxurious relaxation and so much more. In Helsingborg, there is something for everyone.


Helsingborg is Sweden’s Quality Council 2017

Since 2003, Sweden’s municipalities and county councils (SKL) appoint Sweden’s quality municipality every other year. The award is given to the municipality that has been successful in developing democracy, service, employers’ policy and community building and delivering high quality services.

The jury’s motivation for the 2017 award reads:

Helsingborg has received the award Sweden’s Quality Commission 2017. It is a municipality characterized by openness and a willingness to dialogue with those living and working in Helsingborg. The municipality works with a clear focus on users, which, for example, is expressed through high availability and a good deal of attention. The municipality also stands out by highly committed executives and employees who work together to continually improve the service of health citizens. A clear structure for control and follow-up creates the conditions for good and sustainable results and a high quality of the municipality’s services.

Helsingborg is Sweden’s best environmental municipality in 2009, 2017 and 2018

This year’s environmental municipality was selected by Current Sustainability and Environmental Barometer, and Helsingborg peaked the municipal ranking in 2009. After holding top rankings every year since then, Helsingborg’s city once again reached 1 of 290 in the 2017 and 2018 municipal ranking. Focusing on quality of life, the city of Helsingborg has received a solid injection in sustainability. “Several years of ambitious environmental work, a long-term and cross-border vision and a new quality of life program have formed the foundation. Now Helsingborg has once again taken the first place.

Sweden’s best business climate

Every year, Swedish Enterprise performs a major survey of the business environment in the municipalities. Helsingborg has been in the top for several years with cities with more than
100,000 inhabitants.

With a good business environment, it becomes easier to start, run and develop successful companies. There is a lot about supervision, treatment and legal certainty and effective government exercise, but also attitudes towards entrepreneurship with local politicians and civil servants. Much of what businesses face in their daily lives lies directly under the responsibility of the municipalities.