Why Invest in Region Bergen?
Norway is a politically stable, modern and highly developed country, with a small population and very strong economy. The economy is characterized by being open and mixed, with a combination of private and public ownership.
Norway is not a member of the European Union, but through the European Economic Area we are part of the inner market, thus Norwegian companies and employees have equal opportunities as those that are members of the EU.
Norway has a very strong economy. Our GDP pr. Capita is the second highest in Europe, and the forecast shows continuous growth for the coming years.
Low Unemployment Rate
The unemployment rate is low, and is expected to stay low around 3,5 per cent for the next years.
Productivity and innovation are key values in Norwegian business. Some important elements are low degree of hierarchy, flat structures, open communication and collaboration. There is a high degree of trust between employer and employee, making people feel empowered. Gender equality is also important in Norway, and the womens participation in the work life is one of the highest in the world.