Denmark: An Attractive Destination  

for High-value Investments


IBM’s 2013 Global Location Trends report ranks Denmark 2nd in the world measured by value and quality of inward investments. The top ranking confirms Denmark’s position as an attractive destination for knowledge-intensive investments.

IBM’s annual Global Location Trends report outlines key trends in corporate location selection and foreign investment. The 2013 edition ranks Denmark 2nd in the world measured by added value and knowledge intensity of the jobs created by the foreign investment projects. 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 quality and value of inward investment. Especially because of 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 3rd 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 United Kingdom.

“Denmark will not rest on the laurels. We constantly strive to improve framework conditions for business investments and 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 of 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.

About the Global Location Trends Report
The Global Location Trends report is published annually by IBM’s Institute for Business Value. An FDI value indicator, developed by IBM-Plant Location International, assigns a value to each investment project, depending on sector and type of business activity. This value indicator assesses the added value and knowledge intensity of the jobs created by the specific investment project. The data comes from IBM’s Global Investment Locations Database (GILD), which tracks company announcements on investment decisions, as well as country-specific data.

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