There is a lot to be done before companies decide to establish a business in a city. Piteå has many advantages and arguments differ over time and between industries. Here we have gathered some arguments for Piteå as the establishment and corporate place.
At the moment, it pours on the future and future confidence among Piteå's entrepreneurs. Several major construction projects are under way and new residential and recreational facilities are being planned.
Piteå has Norrland's largest labor market area within commute distances, but a geographical proximity to Boden, Luleå, Skellefteå and Älvsbyn. 225,000 residents and thousands of companies are within an hour's drive from here.
Proximity to university
Within 45 minutes, Luleå University of Technology, LTU, reaches approximately 19,000 students and 1,500 employees. At the Department of Music and Media in Piteå, popularly known as the Music School, approximately 1,000 students read journalism, music, media and dance.
Piteå's proximity to airports in both Luleå and Skellefteå, freight railway and Piteå Harbor, by the way, the Baytvik's leading forest product harbor, ensures very good communications.
Collaboration makes us strong
In our company establishments we work with a variety of players - all to achieve a good result. We are part of a number of networks, with the aim of getting more companies to see the benefits of our northern region and to take their businesses here, such as Invest in Norrbotten and The Node Pole - the latter focusing on server halls
Support from the municipality
If you have foundations on Piteå as a place of establishment, you can expect a good support from Piteå municipality. We work actively to assist you throughout the process - from applying for permits, searching for land and premises to recruiting staff with the right skills. We convey contacts to potential business partners, government agencies, financiers and recruitment companies.
Strong industrial tradition
The paper industry has long been an important economic base for Piteå. The two major power lines, one of Europe's largest, produce about 25 percent of all power liner in Europe. A number of leading sawmills and refineries are also found in Piteå, including renewables, where by-products from industry are used as raw materials. Piteå also has a strong position in the metal and engineering industry, with several successful companies and the composite research institute Swerea Sicomp.
Strong in renewable energy
There are both research and successful companies in renewable energy. Piteå is also a regional center for wind power development. In the Landscape outside Piteå, Svevind / Enercon is building a wind farm with 1101 planned wind turbines. Today, 60's are running.