Sweden and Västerbotten
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.
Umeå in the County of Västerbotten is the largest municipality in northern Sweden, a cultural stronghold and a region that is growing both economically and demographically. Umeå is a fairly small city yet still has a wide assortment of cultural events, including Sami traditions, opera, modern art, sport and every conceivable musical genre.
Umeå University is an engine for growth in the region. The strongest research areas are global health and the biosciences as well as biotechnology. The university has been ranked as one of the 100 best universities in the world in the Nature Index Rising Star annual tables.
The rich cultural life and wide range of events and experiences on offer make Umeå a popular destination for both leisure and work, and its popularity is also growing year by year.
Source: umea.se, visitumea.se, turismnytt.se and regionvasterbotten.se