Doing business in Aalborg
What makes the business community in Aalborg so great?
The Tiny Metropolis
How Aalborg makes a difference
Highly skilled workforce
26% of all employees in the private sector in Aalborg are employed in companies with international owners. As a result, international business behaviour and excellent language skills are part of our DNA. At present, there are around 11,000 international employees and 4,500 international students who live in Aalborg. These numbers are increasing every year.
The superb infrastructure
From the city centre of Aalborg, it’ll take you 20 minutes at maximum to go to our international airport to the North, the Port of Aalborg to the East and Aalborg University and the new Aalborg University Hospital to the South East. That’s why we say Aalborg is a 20-minute town. Welcome to our tiny metropolis.
In Aalborg, the world is at your feet. Our busy international airport with heaps of direct daily flights ensure fast connection to the rest of the world, including many daily direct flights to e.g. Copenhagen and Amsterdam.
The Port of Aalborg handles 67,500 TEUs a year and is connected to the rest of the world via the weekly feeder route to and from Hamburg and Bremerhaven. Aalborg is connected to the European E45 motorway.
9,700 busy businesses
Aalborg is home to about 9,700 companies and bursts with energy and innovation. Each year, we welcome around new 1,000 companies - both startups and well-established companies that move to Aalborg. The city enjoys a thriving startup community with extensive possibilities for office spaces, knowledge and network.
Through the years, Aalborg has developed strongs points within TECH and digitalisation, energy and sustainability, transport and logistics, life science, manufacturing, etc. You find a multitude of SMEs in addition to a wealth of subcontractors, niche companies, born globals and large exporting companies.
Made in Aalborg
To mention but a few of our “Made in Aalborg” flagships: Siemens Gamesa wind turbine blades, Samsung bluetooth solutions, Aalborg Portland cement, VELA chairs, ASETEK cooling systems, DESMI pumps, BLIP tracking systems and Aalborg Chocolate. Take a look at our Focus Areas to get to know more of our flagship companies.
Facts & Figures
As the capital of North Denmark, Aalborg offers vast business opportunities and bursts with energy and innovation.
Aalborg and North Denmark offer a wealth of talent, experience and upcoming future stars within tech, sustainability and manufacturing. The educational institutions, the start-up community and the well-established companies form an ecosystem with endless possibilities.
Dig into this 'Facts & Figures' report and discover why Aalborg is considered a top destination for companies looking to expand og relocate.
Meet Catharina Vinther EngqvistHead of Foreign Direct Investments, Invest in Aalborg
Catharina and the team at Invest in Aalborg are your one-point-of contact to the City of Aalborg. We can help you with information, facts and network that make all the difference when you consider Aalborg as your business destination.
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