Live and Work in GävleborgHigh quality of life

Sweden consistently rates highly on global quality of life indices. In particular, Gävleborg offers inhabitants a high quality of life with excellent provision of modern services and amenities, whilst always being close to a variety of natural environments. The region also has excellent accessibility to Stockholm, the Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and the rest of the country. 


Gävleborg is home to everything that characterizes Sweden - mountains, sea, archipelago, lakes, rivers, forest and wilderness, all of which provide great opportunities for outdoor activities in the region. The region comprises of ten local municipalities, each with its own distinct character and varied opportunities to live in cities and picturesque countryside.

Family-friendly
Gävleborg allows a very high standard of living at a relatively affordable cost, compared with other parts of Sweden. The region’s clean and safe streets, due to low crime rates, and good schools also make it very family-friendly.
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Diverse economy
Gävleborg’s diverse economy includes a range of small and medium-sized businesses, and large multinational companies, operate in various industries including: paper and packaging, steel, clean technology, GIS (Geographical Information Systems), fiber optic technology and creative industries. 
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Culture
Gävleborg offers a rich cultural life and endless opportunities for leisure and entertainment, including theatres, symphony orchestras, music festivals, spectator sports, golf courses and shopping centers.

Good accessibility
Gävleborg County is situated in central Sweden by the Baltic coast and offers good access to Stockholm (90 minutes by train) and other parts of the country, as well as the Baltic Sea Region and beyond via the nearby Arlanda International Airport (70 minutes by train). It is common for people to commute south to Uppsala and the Stockholm region, Dalarna to the west and Sundsvall to the North.

Gävle strandMore sustainable living
Gävleborg has the objective to become climate neutral by 2050, and the region already generates a significant proportion of its energy from renewable sources, including hydropower for electricity generation and forest-based biofuels for heating. Highly advanced waste management systems recycle around 97 percent of domestic waste, and several innovative municipal and industrial closed-loop waste-energy systems have been established in the region. Gävleborg has good provision for more sustainable modes of transport on a regional and city level, including efficient public transport systems, electric vehicles and comprehensive bicycle route networks.