Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Invest in Norway: a guide to possibilities

Norway is a large country geographically and the industry sectors are to a large extent divided into regional clusters with a very level of expertise in each of them. Whether you are looking to invest or purchase products it is important to know where to look.



Invest in Norway

Norway has a stable economy with a long-standing record of political stability and fiscal responsibility, and boasts a sizeable petroleum surplus, a sound banking system and a healthy stock exchange. Although facing challenges in the current economic environment, the country, the Government and the people of Norway are confidently prepared to continue the positive economic progress of the past years.

 

Business region Oslo

Intellectual capital is placed high on the list of priorities here, and this emphasis on the human factor has helped lead to continuing strong economic growth; a remarkably low unemployment rate, and continued increase in real earning power. As a result, the Oslo region – and Norway as a whole – consistently seeks top quality, educated and experienced personnel from all over the world to work within the vibrant areas of research, business, industry, education and other innovative activities.



Business region Stavanger

In 2005, hundreds of business leaders and politicians gathered in Stavanger with an ambitious plan: to transform the region from the petroleum capital of Norway to a European energy capital by 2020. It was one of many visions launched under the Greater Stavanger Economic Development’s Strategic Business Plan 2005-2020, but probably one of the most ambitious given Norway’s status as the world’s third largest gas exporter. In the future, Stavanger will be known not just for its petroleum riches, but for its ability to exploit the powerful wave and wind resources along the coast and on the continental shelf.


Business Region Bergen


The Bergen Region is known as a vibrant, scenic, creative and industrious part of Norway. The region contains more than two-thirds of the population of the Hordaland

County on the west coast of Norway, and has potential only limited by the imagination. The numbers achieved within business and industry here are impressive:

• Represents a core centre for fisheries and fish farming

• More exports than any other Norwegian county

• High portion of Norwegian electricity production

• A major Norwegian tourist destination – Bergen as the Gateway to the Fjords

• Sustained high levels of employment within the oil and gas industry

 



Business Region Tromsø 

Tromsø has been called the Gateway to the Arctic and the Paris of the North – two vastly different yet fitting descriptions of the city. Clustered on the compact island of Tromsøya, this unique municipality of 65,000 is poised on the edge of the Arctic, and yet has an urbane, international feel.

It’s a place where lively city life blends seamlessly with spectacular natural surroundings, and where progressive social programmes and excellent international schooling options make it particularly welcoming to newcomers.


















To order any of these issues in print, please click here.

Related articles

Latest articles

Could Iran be the Next Big Market?

Iran is opening up for billions of dollars in oil and gas investments after the lifting of decades-long sanctions. The Norwegian oil industry is cautiously eyeing possibilities.

Blue Revolution Center Pushes Aquaculture Farther Offshore

Marine Harvest and researchers plan to develop a floating laboratory for radical exposed fish farming technology to help the sector grow sustainably.

The Future of Shipping is Autonomous

Many are looking forward to driverless cars in the future. The shipping industry is testing vessels without captains.

Major Petroleum Province in the North

Cost cutting initiatives and new technology are paving the way for the Northern Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea to become the next major petroleum province on the shelf.

Norwegian Seafood Export Hits Record Numbers 2016

2016 was another record year for Norwegian seafood export with export value reaching 91,6 billion NOK (approximately $10 billion). The Norwegian Seafood Council presented the 2016 numbers at a conference in Oslo today.  

Portugal: Norwegian Cod Keeps the Bacalhau Traditions Alive

Portugal is a country of cod lovers and cod from Norway is a favourite. No other European country, uses up as much seafood and for sure not as much cod, per capita as Portugal. 

Norwegian Seafood Enjoyed Worldwide

Norway exported 2.6 million tonnes of seafood 2015. That represented more than 11 billion main courses. But the number of meals containing Norwegian seafood is possibly in the order of more than 20 billion. Seafood is ofte...

Mother-Daughter Ship to Boost Short Sea Cargo

More goods will need to be transported by ship to meet stricter environmental guidelines. A Norwegian maritime cluster has found the answer in a ship-in-ship short sea cargo concept.

More Sustainable Fish Feeds

The Norwegian seafood industry is experimenting with new sustainable fish feeds like tree yeast and sandhoppers that won’t compete with the foods we eat and also help farm more fish.