A strategic hub for logistics and transport
Gothenburg has always been international. Foreign trade has been a defining feature ever since the city of Gothenburg was founded in 1621. Today around 30 per cent of all Sweden´s foreign trade passes through the Port of Gothenburg. This is now Scandinavia´s biggest port, and is one of the main reasons why Gothenburg has been named best logistical location.
Gothenburg also boasts a proud tradition of investing in research and the commercialisation of research findings. The region´s three science parks are a breeding ground for successful and innovative collaboration between industry, academia and the public sector. World-leading research within a number of strategic fields has also attracted many foreign investors. Today, one in four of the city´s employees works for a foreign-owned company. This figure has quadrupled since 1990, and is still growing.
Gothenburg has a highly skilled and well educated pool of professional talent. The region’s two main universities – Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg - collectively have around 50 000 students.