Global foreign investment activity returned to growth in 2014, according to IBM’s Global Location Trends: 2015 Annual Report. The report outlines the latest trends in corporate location selection, showing where companies are locating and expanding their businesses and creating jobs around the world. The report states that after Ireland and Switzerland, Sweden attracts high value investments projects, which create high-paying and knowledge-intensive jobs often related to industries such as life science and ICT.
- Mature economies like Sweden are not able to compete on low labour cost and economic incentives. Instead we work to attract high value jobs in technology and R&D, says Niklas Johnsson, senior investment advisor for ICT at Business Sweden:
- In a number of industries like ICT, Life Science and Material Science Sweden offers innovation coming from competence and experience that are very hard to find anywhere else in the world. It is great to see that average value of the jobs created by foreign establishments in Sweden is maintaining or even increasing.
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