Denmark attracting world-class investment

According to IBM’s 2013 Global Location Trends report, Denmark is second in the world at attracting valuable foreign investment. This high ranking confirms Denmark’s position as an attractive destination for knowledge-intensive investment.

IBM’s annual Global Location Trends report outlines key trends in corporate location selection and foreign investment. The 2013 edition ranks Denmark second in the world in terms of the added value and knowledge intensity of the jobs created by foreign investment projects. The Danish Minister for Trade and European Affairs, Nick Hækkerup, welcomes the report:

-This year’s ranking confirms that Denmark is a top performer when it comes to the quality and value of inward investment. This is particularly due to our innovative industry clusters, vibrant R&D environment, and skilled labour force, Nick Hækkerup says.

In this year’s report, Denmark jumps from last year’s third place mainly because of high-value investments in core sectors such as ICT and Life Science. Ireland tops the list followed by Denmark, Singapore, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

- Denmark will not rest on its laurels. We are constantly striving to improve framework conditions for business investments and to make sure that the right pool of talent is available and accessible to investors, Nick Hækkerup adds.

Globally, Denmark is recognised as a strong hub for both Life Science and ICT. Denmark has a world-class ICT infrastructure and an impressive track record in ICT innovations. In addition, Denmark’s Life Science cluster offers an excellent interplay between public and private partners and a unique test environment for turning clinical research into business.

Read the IBM 2013 Global Location Trends Report

Read the original press release (IN DANISH)