Establishing

Both Denmark and Sweden boast a good corporate climate. The corporate cultures are known as flat organisations with relatively few hierarchies, where Danish and Swedish employees are used to participating in decision processes.

  • Invest in Skåne is the official regional promotion agency facilitating inward investment in Sweden’s southernmost region Skåne, as well as promoting internationalisation of regional industry. The organisation provides free professional advice and services to companies considering Skåne and the Öresund region for future investment and/or expansion.
  • Copenhagen Capacity has a dedicated team of consultants who provide services, information and personal assistance to foreign investors considering Greater Copenhagen as a possible location for future activities. The organisation offers a personal consultant to assist you in identifying and exploiting business opportunities in the Copenhagen and Öresund region.
  • The basic structure of both the Swedish and Danish labour market is primarily based on collective agreements between trade unions and employers. The collective agreement regulates employment conditions such as wages, working hours and holiday allowances.
  • Wages are higher in Denmark than in Sweden, in some cases between 30-50 percent higher. Total payroll costs are lower in Sweden than in Denmark, although the employer pays more social contributions in Sweden than in Denmark.
  • In 2009, Sweden lowered corporation tax from 28 to 26.3 percent. Denmark lowered its corporation tax from 28 to 25 percent in 2007. This can be compared to the average corporation tax within the EU which, according to the Confederation of Danish Industry, is 23.1 %.
  • In recent years, both Denmark and Sweden have reduced corporate tax and introduced special regulations for foreign high earners as well as for people who work on the other side of the border.
  • The rental of premises is cheaper in Malmö than in Copenhagen and there are also more advantages in rental. There are many new modern offices in Malmö, including in the new city areas of Västra Hamnen and Hyllie.