Sweden and the Kiruna region
Sweden is one of the world’s most competitive and productive economies, a pioneer in innovation that can boast of its sophisticated consumers and an open attitude to international companies and ownership. Sweden is the home market for a large number of world-leading companies in different sectors and, with its strong belief in an uncomplicated corporate environment, provides attractive opportunities for investments and companies.
Kiruna is located in the County of Norrbotten in the northernmost part of Sweden. The county borders on Norway to the northwest and Finland to the northeast, and the three countries meet at the point known as Treriksröset or Three-Country Cairn. The Swedish population and economy are both growing, especially in Kiruna. Kiruna attracts many businesses, mainly due to its underground mine, the largest in the world. The city is actually Sweden’s liveliest in per capita terms.
Mining operations are the region’s lifeline and by far the largest employer. Since Kiruna is almost wholly dependent on the mine, a city transformation is now under way, with the entire city centre having to be relocated since the mine is gradually being expanded under the present city.
In addition to its mines, the region is perhaps best known for the ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi. It is the largest hotel in the world made entirely of snow and ice, and is constructed from the ground up each year. The hotel is open from mid-December to late April.
Source: kiruna.se, kirunalapland.se, swedishlapland.com and informationsverige.se