Øresund now Nordic Region's strongest IT cluster  

2002.04.18
New IT report shows Øresund Region is ahead of Stockholm/Kista

Latest figures on the IT industry from IT Øresund, a joint organisation of Danish and Swedish IT interests, show that the Øresund Region currently has 96,000 IT workers, 80% of which are on the Danish side of the Øresund bridge linking Denmark and Sweden. It makes the Øresund Region Scandinavia’s largest IT cluster, ahead of the Stockholm/Kista cluster where the comparable headcount is 91,000 IT workers. The Øresund Region also has twice the number of IT researchers compared with the Stockholm/Kista cluster. The report was produced for IT Øresund by researchers from Roskilde University.

 

In 1999, the Øresund Region had 13,870 IT companies and generated a turnover of DKK 149 million (USD 18 million). 83% of the revenue came from the Danish side and 17% from the Swedish side. It should be noted however that the IT sector on the Swedish side is currently under rapid expansion. To discover more about the Øresund region please visit www.oresund.com

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