Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia
Stockholm is one of Europe’s fastest growing capital cities in terms both of its economy and its population.
Ranked by the European Commission as the most competitive region in continental Europe, Stockholm is also one of the world’s hottest technology and innovation hubs, attracting expertise, talent and start-ups.
The high rate of growth also demands investment in infrastructure and housing, which is why the Stockholm region offers one of the best corporate climates for international investors. An impressive number of massive infrastructure projects are scheduled, including an expansion of the metro system, the East Coast Line railway project, extensions to terminals at Arlanda Airport, and The Stockholm Bypass motorway link. All in all, a package of investments totalling EUR 95 billion.
Environmental issues have always been a high priority. As a result, and thanks to practical measures such as the introduction of road tolls, as well as the expansion and reorganisation of its public transport system to run on renewable energy, Stockholm was named the first Green Capital of Europe in 2010.
Combine all these factors with the location in the heart of the region and you’ll see what makes Stockholm the natural capital of Scandinavia.