Forbes: Denmark is the world's sixth best country for business

Denmark takes the sixth position in the prestigious Best Countries for Business 2016 ranking by Forbes.

Denmark is the sixth best out of 139 countries worldwide in the recent 2016 Best Countries for Business ranking by Forbes, measuring which economies are the most inviting for capital investment.

Denmark ranks in the top 20 in nine of the eleven metrics used to measure each country’s performance, scoring in the top 10 for personal freedom, low corruption, tax burden, trade freedom and innovation.

Innovation, low tax and no corruption

“The 2016 ranking confirms that Denmark offers one of the world’s most attractive and innovative business environments. Greater Copenhagen offers highly competitive taxes and business costs, a famously flexible labour market with a highly skilled workforce, and innovative companies and industry clusters”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity who assists foreign investors, businesses and talent in setting up and growing their business in Greater Copenhagen.

  • No. 1 on corruption
  • No. 1 on personal freedom
  • No. 7 on tax burden
  • No. 7 on trade freedom
  • No. 10 on innovation
  • No. 11 on technology
  • No. 11 on property rights
  • No. 19 on Investor protection

About the Best Countries for Business

The 2016 ranking is the 11th straight year Forbes has evaluated the world’s economies to measure which are the most inviting for capital investment. The ranking grades 139 countries on 11 factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance.

The data is based on published reports from Freedom House, Heritage Foundation, Property Rights Alliance, Transparency International, World Bank Group and World Economic Forum (click here for more details on the methodology and the best and worst country on each metric).

See the full list Best Countries for Business 2016

See Denmark’s full profile in the 2016 Best Countries for Business by Forbes

Do you want to know more about business in Denmark?

Please contact Investment Promotion Director, Marianna Lubanski, via email or phone 0045 30 46 36 40 for more information about doing business in Greater Copenhagen.