Business Region

/ Reasons to Invest

There are many great reason to invest in Kristiansand. These are 10 of them:

1. One of the best places for business
The World Bank ranks Norway as one of the best places in the world to do business

2. A region which applies technology
The Kristiansand region has technological competencies with an international focus, for example within process industry, production of oil and gas, renewable energy, IT and travel and experience.

3. Expertise, research and development
The Kristiansand region has a strong presence of national research institues which contribute to a strong foxus on expertise, research and development.

4. Qualified workforce
With its 13 200 students and 1300 FTEs spread over two separete campuses the University of Agder is a prominent force for development of a highly competent workforce.

5. Available development facilities
Environments as the Mechatronics Innovation Lab or Future Materials offer facilities for testing and development of products, prosesses, systems, services and sustainable advanced materials for the future.

6. Solid ecosystem
Well developed interaction between research environments, clusters, networks, innovation environments and actors for instrument and funding constitutes a solid ecosystem in our region.

7. Infrastructure
With a short distance to the airport, motorway and port and its location on Norway's southern tip, Kristiansand is closer to the rest of the world.

8. Unique market for living
With very reasonable and stable housing prices as well as organized bicycle, sports and daycare facilities, the Kristiansands region is a fantastic place to live.

9. Attractive city
In 2018, Kristiansand was named Norway's most attractive city. With proximity to the sea and the heath, large and varied cultural offerings and not least as a children's town, the Kristiansands region is a good place to be.

10. Quality of life
As one of the world's safest, freest and happiest countries, Norway and the Kristiansand region is a good and safe place to be.

Foto Marte Krogstad