Business Development

The business sector in Aarhus has very successfully focused on the production and sale of innovative, knowledge-intensive and globally oriented products and services. Aarhus is one of Denmark’s most important growth areas with one of the country’s largest concentrations of foreign labour.

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The business sector in Aarhus has very successfully and increasingly focused on the production and sale of innovative, knowledge-intensive and globally oriented products and services. Aarhus is one of Denmark’s most important growth areas with one of the country’s largest concentrations of foreign labour.

The wind turbine giant Vestas, which had the largest world market share in 2010, has based its headquarters next to its research and development centre in Aarhus. In addition, the major fashion company Bestseller has moved key parts of its head office operations to Aarhus.

The development of international-class knowledge clusters is constantly on the City of Aarhus’s agenda. The experience gained from the widely renowned IT City Katrinebjerg is used directly to develop and activate clusters within energy and the environment, medico, health and food development as well as architecture and design.

The next step in this process is to involve more public and private sector players, including players from other clusters to stimulate and support partnerships across clusters, for example between energy, architecture and the construction sector.

 

The business sector primarily demands qualified labour, a well-developed infrastructure and efficient case handling by the public administration. Business development is thus closely associated with the development of the public sector, and urban and infrastructural developments as well as the quality of the cultural life and townscape.
To promote the interplay between the large public service areas and the business sector, a number of initiatives are being launched: A development and demonstration centre for welfare technology which, among other things, will focus on the development and implementation of new healthcare products and solutions, and likewise an action plan to achieve the climate goal of being carbon-neutral by 2030.

The involvement of key public and private sector players in a strong, regional network is one of the cornerstones of the business policy. Together, the key players are developing ideas to maintain and further develop what is one of the world’s best business climates.