Malmo is the center of the county of Scania(Skåne) with the population of about 300,000 people. It has close economic ties with Denmark: every tenth resident works there. Historically, the city became part of Sweden only in the middle of the seventeenth century. The construction of the Oresund Bridge has also strengthened the connection between two countries. According to Forbes magazine, Malmo is the world`s fourth most inventive city considering the number of patent applications residents submit. Almost 30 companies have their head offices in or research centers in Malmo or its suburbs: IKEA, Mercedes-Benz, Stralfors, Vestas, Peugeot, Sony Ericsson, Tetra Pak, etc. One of the best options for commercial lease is serviced offices. Entrepreneurs can move in immediately and enjoy all the benefits of shared workspaces or individual offices in business centers for teams of any size.
In terms of economy, the city has changed a lot over the last twenty years: from industrial to knowledge-based. Its leading sectors are science, ICT, food, logistics, construction, commerce It has a few great benefits for entrepreneurship. Firstly, its infrastructure, which is constantly improving. For instance, Malmo and Copenhagen airports are only 30 minutes away from each other. Secondly, its University with more than 25 thousand students, which supplies qualified employees for local businesses.
Compact and diverse Malmo
It is only 10 kilometers from the center to the outskirts. Obviously, the best transport in this situation is a bicycle. Therefore, there is more about 500 km of cycle lanes in the city. Another thing the city can be proud of is its diversity – more than 150 nationalities live here. Moreover, around one-third of the city population is of foreign origin. Interestingly, the average age of it resident is 36 and 70% of all household are small consisting of one or two people.