Are you dreaming of a particular educational programme or an exciting job? Do you enjoy culture and entertainment from the whole world? Then Stockholm is the city for you. In 2030, the Swedish capital will be a versatile city, with more to offer than anywhere else in Sweden. The combination of big city vibe and the proximity to unspoiled nature and water attracts visitors from all over the world.
Endless work and education opportunities
The Stockholm-Mälar region needs labour. It is easy to find an occupation that matches your interests, education, background and experience. Stockholm offers a broad range of educational programmes which prepare students for both work and academic studies, with many flexible options such as work experience, apprenticeships and mentor programs.
A world-class business climate
In the Stockholm-Mälar region, international high-technology companies work side by side with small spin-offs in the service sector. The creative sector is developing successfully, and culture, sports and entertainment are creating jobs, export opportunities and growth. The lively business community is the result of efficient service to businesses and a clear regulatory and tax system that makes it easy to run a business.
Stockholm’s low municipal tax is a further stimulant, as is the efficient network of roads, railways, enlarged airports and harbours. The city also offers what may be the world’s best IT infrastructure and a reliable energy supply system. Stockholm is Northern Europe’s number one financial city, facilitating the supply of capital for many companies.
A wide variety of urban settings
Stockholm features a diversity of city environments, all with their own character and charm. Most of the growth has taken place in the area around the city centre, with the expansion of northwest Kungsholmen, Årstadal–Liljeholmen, Hammarby Sjöstad and Värtan–Frihamnen. Furthermore, the area near Solna has developed into a science city, and new city environments have sprung up south of the city in Kungens Kurva–Skärholmen.
Other parts of the suburbs have been modernised with new workplaces and housing. High-rise buildings are part of the cityscape, particularly in Frihamnen and Liljeholmen. In Stockholm, the city’s natural preconditions are used in a ground-breaking way. Active cooperation between the City, property owners, businesses, citizens and the police has made Stockholm the world’s cleanest and safest capital city.
A unique city on water
The clean lakes and waterways in Stockholm provide great opportunities for boaters and swimmers. Fans of fishing or often seen along Stadsgården and Skeppsbron, and if you want to go for a swim - a journey to Söder or Norr Mälarstrand is highly recommended.
There are many new attractive housing projects by the water, such as near Ulvsundasjön. The waterways are also used for rapid, convenient boat transportation, popular with both Stockholmers and tourists. The new cruise-ship terminal in Frihamnen has made the city an obvious base for Baltic Sea tourism, and an increasing number of shipping companies are choosing to start and end their cruises in Stockholm. The city’s position as a leading port city has also been strengthened by the expanded container port at Norvik.
Top-class events and exciting experiences
Stockholm is an international metropolis with a rich variety of museums, concerts, theatres, movie theatres, nightlife, sport activities, galleries and amusement parks. Events of international distinction are frequently organised – everything from pop concerts by world-famous artists to the Champions League final.
The Stockholm city pulse is renowned, and the creative atmosphere attracts people of all ages from all over the world. Cooperation between the public and private sectors has resulted in projects such as the new opera house, the Nobel Museum, a design centre at Telefonplan, the Stockholm arena near Globen, and the new national football arena in Solna.
A versatile city
Stockholm is a city with many different centres, and the old divisions between the city centre and suburbs have disappeared. New, ground breaking integration projects have improved the reputation of previously segregated areas, turning them into some of the city’s most attractive areas to live in.
The development of Stockholm focuses on integration, and we encourage cooperation with associations and the business community so that people can learn a new language, find a job and feel at home in their new society. Stockholm represents a diversity of cultures, and people’s differences are seen as an asset both in cultural and working life.