The development of Västra Götaland is largely dependent on the capacity of growth in the commercial sector operating in tough competition and in interaction with national and international markets.
Characteristics of trade and industry in Västra Götaland are strong international dependence, a high degree of specialisation and active networks with nationally important industries.
Our efforts are mainly concentrated on developing entrepreneurship by stimulating young people’s interest in business activities, supporting innovation, strengthening and developing incubators and technology parks in close cooperation with universities and colleges, stimulating new enterprises by seed financing, cluster development and industrial development.
Participation in international networks
The globalisation opens up for new opportunities for economic growth and Västra Götaland is part of a number of international networks with exchange of experience and transfer of knowledge as main characteristics.
Region Västra Götaland also handles various forms of business financing and support to service activities, job creation and growth.
Regional Development Secreteriat
Department of Trade and Industry
Region Västra Götaland
SE-405 23 Göteborg
Regionens Hus, Norra Hamngatan 14,Göteborg
Head of Unit Business Development
Phone: +46 10 441 16 44
Cell phone: +46 703 75 19 23.