A thriving wider region
Gävleborg is part of the thriving region of Central Sweden, which includes the neighboring counties of Dalarna, Uppland, Jämtland and Västernorrland.
Southern Gävleborg has close links with Uppsala and Stockholm, including the world-renowned Uppsala University, and it is common for people to use the excellent transport links to commute between Gävle and the Stockholm-Uppsala area. Gävle is also part of the Stockholm Business Alliance and the Stockholm – the capital of Scandinavia brand, due to its proximity to the Stockholm area.
Gävleborg has close links with Dalarna to the west, including various industry clusters, infrastructure projects and the SLIM regional innovation project.
Northern Gävleborg has close ties with Västernorrland and Jämtland, including the Fiber Optics, Forestry and Tourism industries. Commuting is common from Northern Gävleborg to the costal city of Sundsvall to the north.