Why Helsingborg

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One of the fastest growing cities in Sweden and Greater Copenhagen. Helsingborg is a vibrant city in the south of Sweden and Copenhagen region. It is Sweden’s 8th largest municipality in terms of population, with over 143 000 inhabitants in 2017 and around 165 nationalities. In 2035 it is projected that 176 000 people live here.

Helsingborg is home to over 14 000 companies. Our largest sectors are logistics, commerce and food and packaging. Helsingborg has become a center for digital commerce in the latest years. The city has the most e-commerce companies per capita and the Helsingborg region is home to some of the largest digital commerce companies in Scandinavia and Europe.

Helsingborg’s unique location, with its proximity to Denmark and continental Europe, has led to the region becoming a hub for transport and logistics. Sweden’s second largest containerport is located here. Helsingborg provides support and actively works with platforms for growth and digitalization. Some examples are Think Accelerate, Sweden’s first digital accelerator and also Sweden’s first and only e-commerce incubator, the E-commerce Park of Sweden.

This coastal commuting hub has excellent infrastructure, four airports within an hour’s reach and access to the largest labour market in Europe.

One of highest number of apartments in Sweden per 1000 residents is being built here.  We think new and create smart. H+, an urban renewal project, has begun its transformation into an archipelago with exciting architecture and an extremely high environmental profile. The project offers excellent offices, creative meeting places and future homes.

The business climate ranked as the best for cities over 100 000 citizens according to the latest national survey in 2017.

Presentation:QUICK FACTS AND FIGURES – 2016


The City of Helsingborg – A way of life

The City of Helsingborg is more about a state of mind and a way of life than it is about a place or a region. The Scandinavian spirit defines our view of the world, we believe in creativity, sustainability, equality and togetherness.

We are part of Greater Copenhagen, one of the most impressive metropolitan areas in the world. We love our image as the happiest people on the planet and cherish our society, ranked as being the most liveable place on earth.

The City of Helsingborg is much more than just a city on a map. It is soul. It is freedom. It is opportunity. It is to believe that you can do a little more, risk a little more, push yourself a little further – and still know that you can take care of yourself and others.

Come join us !