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Business Region Bergen

For people looking for a place to settle down and further their career at the same time, the city of Bergen and the county of Hordaland is the place to live and work. Known as “the Bergen region”, with its geographical location, growing economy, high quality education, research institutions and solid infrastructure, this area has continued to expand its reputation for value creation and quality of life.

Bergen Tram
The city of Bergen is known for both its stunning views as well as its international business successes
© Pål berg

The Bergen region features a wide variety of industries and business areas. With Bergen at the heart, cities and towns such as Stord, Odda, Husnes, Ålvik, Øygarden and Mongstad represent important commercial and industrial centres. A leading region within the area of petroleum, aquaculture, hydroelectric power, maritime operations and ICT, just to name a few areas, the synergies being developed leading to success are being felt far outside of the region’s borders.

NCE Subsea
The subsea industry in the Bergen Region is just one of the business areas that have enjoyed ongoing international successs
© NCE Subsea

For those looking to increase business, career or investment opportunities, the Bergen region is a wise choice. Take time to read the information available here online on Nortrade from the Norway Exports issue “Live and Work in Bergen”, first published in September 2008.


Download or read the new Norway Exports edition "Live and Work in the Bergen Region" 2008/2009.

The edition consists of several in-depth articles and presents 22 different companies situated in Bergen, and is now available for download in PDF format.

(To download click on the picture. Document file size is 8,66 mb)

(Click on the company name to read their profile presentation)

Aker Solutions ASA
Bergen Energi AS
Bergen Group
Bergen Marine Research Cluster
Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO)
Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR)
Fjell Industries AS
FMC Technologies
Frank Mohn AS
Gasnor AS

Marine Harvest Norway AS
Norwegian Contractor's Association (EBA)
Odfjell Drilling AS
Odfjell SE
Ross Offshore AS
Scandinavian Electric Systems AS
SkandiaBanken AB
TTS Marine ASA
West Chamber of Commerce
(Vest Næringsråd)




The Gateway to the fjords
Bergen is not only the gateway to the fjords, it is also known as the capital of the fjords. It is also the gateway to the mountains and nature which certainly makes a lasting impression on all who visit Bergen and the west coast of Norway.


Show me the money
Bergen is an historic Hanseatic city with a long history in trade. Investment and finance have always been an important part of the city’s vibrant business and industry.



Festivals, Music and Art
Edvard Grieg, Norway’s most famous composer, had his home in Bergen, a fact known to classical music lovers worldwide. It’s a legacy that might overwhelm a city’s cultural offerings – but not Bergen.



A life in balance - Living & Working in Bergen
Living and working in Bergen means a certain lifestyle where work is complemented by recreation – and life. People in Bergen find that life is good – and that the balance with their professional lives often is a perfect fit.



The Best and the Brightest - Education in the Bergen Region.
Part of living and working in the Bergen region is making the most of the educational opportunities that are available here. The link between education, research and business makes the Bergen region a truly international environment



Teach you Children
Bergen offers a range of top-quality elementary and secondary schools, including the widely respected International School of Bergen (ISB) and Bergen Katedralskole.



 The Subsea Cluster
Since the early 1980s the subsea industry in the region has expanded into one of the world’s most complete environments for subsea technology.



Energy abounds - Energy in the hordaland Region
Hordaland produces 80% of the total amount of crude oil exported from Norway, and supplies gas to Europe from Norway’s largest gas field, the Troll field.



Bergen - Norway's Aquaculture & Fishing Capital
The success of the Bergen region within aquaculture and fishing activities has been achieved through the combined effort of targeted research, a strong financial environment, experienced fish farmers and governmental support.



A maritime Powerhouse
Anyone who’s ever studied a map of Norway can see instantly why shipping and maritime activities are such a crucial part of the nation’s economy. The country’s coastline spans 2,200 kilometres as the crow flies, but 10 times that if you follow the crenulations of the coastline, creating perfect natural harbours.

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