Europe as a hotspot for global talent – Is it ready?

What’s up Europe? Though Europe has come a long way, it is not yet ready to be the leading talent destination of the world. Despite progress, there are obstacles that leaders and practitioners across Europe must still overcome before the region can call itself the place where the global labour market comes to live, study, […]

‘Accidental Superplaces’ – A Snapshot on Talent Attraction State of Affairs

Accidental Superplaces Talent Attraction learning journey across Denmark, Sweden, Georgia and Central Africa, by Nicole van Haelst, Senior Consultant in Talent Attraction & Retention Recently I returned from an exhilarating trip to Copenhagen and Southern Sweden with a bus full of enthusiastic professionals from the Netherlands, followed by a trip to Tbilisi in Georgia. Fact […]

8 Place Attractiveness, Development and Marketing Trends for the Coming Years

The Nordic Place Branding Conference is approaching at a fast rate! The world is also changing at a fast rate. Digitalisation, new behaviours after the pandemic, the climate crisis, accelerating skills shortages, economic downturn, inflation and demographic changes. The list of ever-changing challenges – and opportunities – goes on.   With such an accelerating rate […]

What is Business Attraction Management?

Business Attraction Management for Cities & Regions   The last 15 years or so has witnessed intensified competition between places and regions for investments. New places have entered the competition, at the same time as the global pool of investments has been shrinking. European locations have shown a considerably poor inward investment performance in the […]

Opinion – Is it time to drop FDI in the Nordics? By Mats Segerström

The term Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has its roots in development economics i.e. how do you develop your economy, especially if you are a struggling nation or emerging economy lacking in capital, without adequate infrastructure and with a poorly educated population. The panacea, traditionally, is Official Development Assistance (ODA) or foreign government aid designed to […]

What is Trending in Investment Promotion Right Now? A Nordic Perspective

5 Trends in Investment Promotion – A Nordic Perspective The interest of Nordic municipalities and regions to improve their investment promotion and business attraction capacity is larger than ever. This renaissance of investment promotion has largely been triggered by recent mega-investments – often with green and sustainable credentials – into battery production, circular industrial solutions, […]