Greve – an attractive place to settle for international companies

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Greve Municipality is one of Denmark’s most business-friendly municipalities and attractive places to settle for international businesses looking for a large commercial space close to the motorway.

Greve gives companies direct, fast access to the Scandinavian and Northern European markets thanks to the town’s ideal geographic location in relation to the rest of Europe. Greve is located directly on motorway E45/E55 and is close to Copenhagen and the airport. Greve’s central location makes it one of Denmark’s most attractive business towns for both Danish and foreign companies. Companies, employees and citizens in Greve benefit from being just a 20-minute drive from Copenhagen and the airport, three suburban railway stations in the municipality and good public bus transport and an excellent network of bicycle paths.

Multinational companies thrive in Greve
Today Greve is a strong centre for transport and trade. Many Danish and foreign companies prefer to be based in Greve rather than in other places in the Nordic region. Today Greve is already home to such large, internationally renowned companies as L’Oréal A/S, DHL, Hennes og Mauritz A/S, Top-Toy A/S, TIGER A/S, LEMAN International System Transport A/S, Blue Water Shipping A/S, Movianto Nordic ApS etc.

“It is important for Greve Municipality to give companies the ideal setting for business and job growth. The interaction between the municipality and the local business community has huge significance for the municipality’s long-term development, and positive cooperation and close dialogue between the business community and the municipality are important elements in succesful business development”, says Pernille Beckmann, Mayor of Greve, who visits businesses each week together with the city’s Chief Executive, the Chairman for Growth and Employment, and the Industrial and Tourism Promotion Director, to ensure a good understanding of the business community’s needs and challenges.

Surveys show that Greve’s business community is thriving. In the past six years, 200-300 new full-time jobs have been created annually. The transport industry in Greve created 406 new full-time jobs in 2014 and 2015. In the construction industry, employment has risen by 53% since 2010. This corresponds to 500 new, full-time positions. Retail trade in Greve is flourishing: Retail trade in Greve has per capita turnover that is twice that of other Danish municipalities – at DKK 99,040 per capita. Greve’s entrepreneurs are good at creating jobs: They create jobs not only for themselves, but also for other residents. After two years of existence, local entrepreneurs have created an average of two jobs each.

One of the big benefits for the business community in Greve is the easy access to qualified labour. Half of Denmark’s total population lives within a 50-km radius of Greve.

“In Greve we have an entity in place, which is ready to listen to the special challenges that foreign companies face, and which can ensure them fast and professional assistance from the authorities and help them find the best solutions”, says Greve’s Industrial and Tourism Promotion Director, Tina Charlotte Koeffoed, who, in her capacity as General Manager of Erhvervscentret, serves as a link between the business community and Greve Municipality.

For more information about Greve’s industrial areas, contact Tina Charlotte Koeffoed at: tck@greve.dk or on: (+45) 36915004.