Stockholm - The capital of Scandinavia
Stockholm is not just the biggest city in the biggest Nordic country but also one of the fastest growing capitals in Europe, with nearly 39,000 people moving there each year. The city is expected to grow six times faster than Paris and twice as fast as Copenhagen through 2030.
International companies often choose to set up their regional headquarters in Stockholm. Half of all Forbes Global 2000 companies in the Nordic region have their headquarters here, and the city is the third largest centre in Europe for global headquarters, with foreign companies accounting for 85% of the total. The city is also the largest business market and financial centre in the Nordic region.
Stockholm consistently ranks at the top of global lists for corporate climate and innovation, and is a global centre today for technology and start-ups.
The city has been ranked in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index as one of the best cities in the world for growing, attracting and retaining talent.
The County of Stockholm has one of the highest gross regional product rates per capita and strong purchasing power, with Sweden’s highest income earners.