The Stockholm and Uppsala Capital Region is one of Europe's fastest-growing metropolitan areas. The region has 2.5 million residents, one-quarter of Sweden's population, and generates over 30 percent of the national output.
Variety of business sectors
The business climate in Stockholm and Uppsala is thriving. The region hosts companies in a variety of sectors, such as ICT, telecom, life science, clean tech, automation, infrastructure and creative industries. Thanks to its strong start up scene Stockholm has become the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley.
Stockholm is highly competitive from a global perspective and consistently earn high international rankings. Not only is Stockholm Sweden's engine for economic development, it is also the northern hub for telecom, the Internet economy, and finance. The city hosts eleven headquarters of multinational companies and is highly ranked in terms of attractiveness and competitiveness.
300 business events annually
The core business of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is to develop policy and to influence decision-makers on major issues affecting businesses. Together with its 2 000 members, and through close contact with politicians and leading business experts across industries, the Chamber advocates for pro-business political decisions in the region. The Chamber takes stands on a number of important issues ranging from investments in infrastructure and a better functioning housing market, to innovation and education. It is also an important meeting point for its member companies and organizes over 300 business events annually.
The critical situation on the housing market is one of the Chamber's areas of focus. The housing shortage is one of the major obstacles to future growth of the Stockholm region. This is a result of rapid population growth, low mobility on the existing housing market and a slow construction pace. Today, the region has a deficit of 144 000 housing units. The Chamber was one of the initiative takers to a Housing Crisis Committee. In 2015 the Committee issued a report with recommendations that would help Sweden move toward a better functioning housing market.
The core business of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is to develop policy and influence decision-makers on major issues affecting businesses.
The future growth of the Stockholm region is intimately linked with the ability of small and large companies in the region to connect with partners and customers abroad. For this reason, the Chamber works actively to increase free trade around the world and strongly supports the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which will boost the economy and generate new jobs.
The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce is trusted as a neutral third party and holds one of the world's leading centres for international dispute resolution, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, SCC.
Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is since 1902 the leading business organization for companies in the Stockholm Capital Region. We are a popular meeting point for our 2 000 member companies that have over half a million employees. The Chamber is also a trusted third party which holds one of the world's leading arbitration institute, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, SCC.