Stockholm Chamber of Commerce - Our matters

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Urbanisation

Urbanisation

The urbanisation trend is global. However, Stockholm is one of the fastest growing regions in Western Europe. Architecture and urban design do not only satisfy requirements on functionality, safety and sustainability, but of course also increase job satisfaction and personal identification.

The Chamber is working with questions like where, what and how we can build the future of Stockholm. Annually the Chamber awards an urban project that has contributed to the beautification and improvement of the Stockholm urban environment.

Creative and prosperous people need to live in a city that stimulates and inspires and where the supply of cultural, dining and entertainment is vast and diverse. Also, that is an important factor in the global competition for companies and talented people.

Stockholm needs increased cooperation between the business community and culture. Such cooperation contributes to the development of businesses, and to a more dynamic cultural life. Companies’ involvement in these types of issues needs to be improved. In order to build a region that is attractive, streamlining of regulations and reduction of taxation for cultural sponsorship as well as philanthropy are essential.

Recently the CEO of the Stockholms Chamber of Commerce held a speech at Ericsson Business Innovation Forum, which is a international seminar arranged by the global company Ericsson. This year the meeting was held in Stockholm and on the agenda was how the digitalization is reshaping society.

Maria Rankka was also the key note speaker at the international summit p4: People, Planet, Place and Performance in Pittsburgh April 16-17, 2015.

Click here to read the speech from p4 2015


We focus on:

  • ensuring that the growth of the city does not become a threat to its own attractiveness
  • making Stockholm into an attractive and open city - easy to visit, live in, work in and study in
  • strengthening Stockholm´s “pull-factors” i.e. economic opportunities, labor market, educational system, modern and diversified lifestyle etc.