5 reasons to invest in Lolland-Falster
Lolland-Falster is part of the Femern region, which consists of Region Zealand in Denmark and Schleswig Holstein in Germany. It is Europe’s current hot spot for heavy industry, production, renewable energy, transport and logistics.
Your business will be right at the heart of where Scandinavia meets continental Europe.
Be sure to read about the regions investment opportunities here.
1. STRATEGIC LOCATION
Lolland-Falster’s strategic location is a game-changer for investors. Situated at the crossroads of major trade routes and with proximity to Malmø, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Berlin, the region offers unparalleled access to domestic and international markets. Seamlessly connect with suppliers, partners, and customers, ensuring efficient logistics and enhanced business connectivity.
Lolland-Falster’s geographical placement puts it well within reach of educational institutions in Greater Copenhagen, Region Zealand and Schleswig-Holstein. For companies that require research capacity and startup incubation and collaboration, this is a plus!
Lolland-Falster is also a geographically low-risk area:
- No high-risk companies
- No mining, gravel quarries or plantations
- No tremors, vibrations or exposure to natural disasters
- No critical atmospheric or meteorological occurrences Lolland-Falster has the most number of sunny days of all the Danish regions
2. ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY
Lolland-Falster has adopted a holistic and forward-thinking approach to energy planning. The region has developed comprehensive energy strategies that prioritize renewable energy, energy efficiency, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. These plans include specific targets and milestones for transitioning to clean energy sources. Lolland-Falster’s commitment to long-term energy planning and its alignment with national and international sustainability goals have helped solidify its reputation as a leading region in Denmark’s sustainable energy landscape.
The municipalities are responsible for its waste management, a big factor in their environmental strategy. By in-sourcing this task, the municipalities ensure proper waste reusing and recycling.
Lolland-Falster is making headlines for its activism in reducing the use of fossil fuels for its power needs. In 2022, an energy consortium announced plans to establish a Power-to-X production at the Port of Nakskov. That same year, the Danish government approved the establishment of biogas pipelines that will run through the region, providing fuel based on organic matter to companies.
3. MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE
In connection with the construction of the Femern tunnel, the Ministry of Transportation is upgrading the infrastructure throughout Region Zealand. This tunnel effectively gives Lolland-Falster its strategic location.
Railways will accommodate high-speed trains running from the northernmost part of Scandinavia to continental Europe. People will experience uninterrupted travel via the 18+ kilometer immersed tunnel, which is set to be operational in 2029.
The municipalities of Lolland and Guldborgsund are undertaking massive improvements to its port and harbor systems to meet increasing commercial activities. Lolland-Falster is home to three logistics hubs, accommodating warehousing and production needs that require ease of access to major roads.
- Business Park Falster – Exit 43 along the E47/E55 motorway
- Maribo Business Park – Exit 48 along the E47
- Business Park Lolland (Holeby) – Exit 49 along the E47 motorway. This exit is closest to Rødbyhavn (Femern)
The Femern tunnel:
Read more about the Femern tunnel here: https://femern.com/.
Businesses in Lolland-Falster can easily engage in a variety of groups and associations. They serve as platforms to promote products and services and support local communities. This will foster a positive workplace and build strong relationships with local communities. It is a competitive advantage.
Employees in Lolland-Falster are among the most loyal. Average tenure is among the longest in Denmark. This testifies to job security in the workplace, leading to less turnover and absence due to illness.
Read more about Business Lolland-Falster here: https://businesslf.dk/ (site in Danish).
5. THE RIGHT PEOPLE FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Lolland-Falster is home to a highly skilled and a most loyal workforce who have actively chosen a life in the region. This means that businesses can look forward to a reliable and consistent workforce that accumulates know-how that will positively impact the growth of businesses.
The two municipalities in the region are active in supporting the workforce, providing additional on-demand, tailor-made training and courses.
Read more about the municipalities’ initiatve on jobs here:
Jobcenter Guldborgsund (site in Danish)
Jobcenter Lolland (site in Danish)