Gävle, the county seat, is a mere one hour’s drive from Stockholm-Arlanda international airport.
Gävleborg has many faces. Although its population is small, it boasts an excellent pool of knowledge and know-how, a lucrative investment climate and a strong competitive edge.
The University of Gävle, which has 13,000 students, is a young and expanding institution. Among its study programs, some of which are unique in Sweden, are surveying and mapping, creative software engineering and health promotion / health education.
As an integrated part of the Swedish economy, the county provides an exceptional business infrastructure. It has one of the highest productivity levels in Europe and a workforce with excellent linguistic skills, as can be seen in the operations of leading international companies in the forestry and communication technology sectors, such as Stora Enso, Korsnäs, Sandvik and Ericsson. Gävleborg is also the headquarters of the National Land Survey of Sweden (Lantmäteriet / Swedesurvey), as well as the Institute of Geographical Information Systems at Gävle University.
Acreo FiberLab has a national fiber optic broadband test bed providing inter-city networks for testing interoperability, architectures, service requirements, control/ management systems and traffic patterns.
Gävleborg offers a wide range of recreational opportunities such as skiing, sailing, fishing, golf, music and theatre - and even moose hunting.