Facts, numbers and maps
The Position West region is situated where the expansive regions of Gothenburg and Oslo meet.
The 17 municipalities of Position West work together.
9,204 km² and 33 inhabitants/km² – there’s ample room for expansion.
Trade and industry
39,000 businesses, of which 52% are trading companies/service providers, 32% are active in the field of agricultural sciences, and 16% are industrial enterprises.
The most prominent industries are trade, manufacturing, tourism, maritime industries, creative professions and green industries.
Within the Position West area, research is conducted on aerospace, industrial engineering, work integrated learning, renewable fuels, wave energy and advanced marine biology. Artistic research is conducted on materials such as metal, wood and textile.
The well-developed cooperation between Swedish and Norwegian business, trade, academy and wider society increases growth.
With schools such as University West, Center for higher education in Bohuslän and Lysekil and Academy of design and crafts in Steneby alongside several university colleges within commuting distance in Sweden and Norway, Position West offers a wide range of education programs.
Costs for commercial spaces, land, manpower etc. are highly competitive compared to the Gothenburg and Oslo regions.
Along the coast of Bohuslän and the lake Vänern there are small and medium sized cities as well as rural villages, situated in the beautiful nature of Position West.
The unique Bohuslän archipelago and the national park of Kosterhavet, virgin forests, hills, the Halle- and Hunneberg plateau, Vänern and hundreds of other clean-water lakes and rivers, are flanked by an open agricultural landscape.
Position West includes 17 of a total of 49 municipalities in the region Västra Götaland, which in total has 1.5 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Vänersborg, while Gothenburg is Västra Götaland’s largest city and financial hub.