Business and innovation
Aarhus holds the significant position as Western Denmark’s knowledge- and growth centre. The city has 1.2 million inhabitants within an hour's drive and a University in the TOP100 of the world’s 17.000 universities in several international rankings; this is instrumental in ensuring easy access to knowledge and labour of high international standards for the city’s businesses.
Business Region Aarhus is engaged in regional business development and runs a number of innovation and development initiatives. Our vision is to make the area one of two leading growth and knowledge hubs in Denmark. Through launching growth initiatives, we are supporting developments in the area, making it attractive for entrepeneurs, newcomers and students.
The Danish business conditions are positioned in the top of several international rankings, and with an easy access to knowledge and international-class labour, Aarhus fully meets these rankings. The city has a wide range of well educated labour along with R&D environments of high international class, which in conjunction with a well developed infrastructure and a range of business strengths, are contributing to the city being a unique and attractive place for investing in and running a business. This is why Aarhus is the right place for businesses who want to deliver solutions of the future.
Aarhus is experiencing rapid development. The population is growing and this growth is foretold to continue. During the last ten years, Aarhus has been one of the fastest growing growth centres in Denmark. During the same period, unemployment has been the lowest among the bigger Danish cities.
Furthermore, Aarhus is currently experiencing a true construction boom involving large-scale development in the construction area. On the Aarhus Docklands several massive construction projects are in the making. These include projects such as, Navitas - a development hub for modern energy, and the Urban Mediaspace - the library of the future.