In Strömstad, we find a strong concentration of expertise in the field of tourism, with particular focus on commerce. It’s mostly about business development and cooperation, but also about formal competences in fields such as customs clearance, which many of the service providers established in the municipality are specialised in.
Thanks to tourism, there’s extensive know-how in the field of disciplines such as transport, maintenance, security, handicrafts, banking, accountancy and architecture. There’s also a wide variety in competences in small businesses.
Know-how in the field of marine applications is quite developed, amongst others as a result of the Sven Lovén Centre, which is part of the University of Gothenburg, and is based here. The Centre is also the driving force behind the Tjärnö research centre. On the Koster Islands, we find the Koster National Park, which is Sweden’s first marine national park.