Regional Qualities

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  • Among the most competitive electricity prices in Europe, today and in the foreseeable future.
  • An electricity grid built for heavy, mission-critical industries.
  • Our energy generation mix has the highest renewable profile in the world.
  • Our region has a robust national fiber infrastructure with excellent connections to the main geographical regions of Europe, including Russia.
  • Sweden is ranked first among the Nordics, and third in the world as a datacenter location, by the “Data Center Risk Index”. (Cushman&Wakefield)
  • Since Google set up in the Nordics in 2008, the following brands have chosen the Nordics as their domicile: in Sweden Facebook in 2011, Ericsson in 2013, Digiplex in 2013, and in Finland Yandex in 2013 and Microsoft in 2013. Follow-up investments have been made in Sweden by Sungard (2013), Interxion (2013) and Telecity (2012/13).
  • All our sites are located close to Mid Sweden University, with its extensive ICT education.
  • Our region contains the largest clusters in IT, as well as banking, pensions and insurance, outside the metropolitan regions.
  • Västernorrland is a leading industrial county with several of the crown jewels of Swedish industry in forestry, energy and mechanical engineering.
  • 40 minutes from Stockholm by air.