Lolland Falster has a strategic position in Northern Europe, with only a few hours from major cities of Copenhagen, Berlin and Hamburg
6 Good Reasons to Invest in Lolland-Falster
1. Expansive Modern Infrastructure – Construction of the Fehmarn Belt Tunnel
Lolland-Falster has modern infrastructure, with an airport, a transport centre, major harbours, and of course the upcoming Fehmarn Belt tunnel.
Lolland-Falster Airport has a 1,200 x 30-m runway with lights, well suited to cater for smaller propeller and jet aircrafts or helicopters for business flights and taxi services.
Transport Centre Cargo Syd, supports all types of cargo trucks including the extended, modular units. The transport centre offers one point-of-contact services, e.g. customs clearance, service and repair of trucks, fuel-facilities, redistribution of goods, a café, storage, payment of road tax, office facilities, etc.
There are several large harbours in Lolland Falster. Nakskov harbour (Port of Nakskov) and Nykøbing harbour (Port of Nykøbing) both have adjoining industrial areas, but the most significant ones are Gedser and Rødby harbours where the ferry lines to Germany function as transport corridors between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.
The construction of the Fehmarn Belt runnel will contribute to a more effective infrastructure. The current travelling time of 45 minutes by ferry, will be reduced to just 10 minutes via the tunnel.
2. Local and dedicated staff for most jobs
Staff residing in Lolland-Falster are more loyal than elsewhere in Denmark. On average, the local staff members have served their companies for a much longer time than in most other areas of Denmark, therefore, our companies benefit from a higher output and efficiency as well as from lower costs for the introduction and training of new staff.
Average absence due to illness is 20% lower in Lolland-Falster compared to the rest of the country.Generally, you will be able to find highly educated or trained, local staff for most job positions. The municipal-run Job Centers of Lolland and Guldborgsund municipalities will assist if new staff members need additional training. The course content will be tailored to the needs of the individual companies and course expenses for unemployed people may be covered by the municipalities.
3. Swift and easy establishment
Whether you have decided to invest in Lolland Falster, move your company to this region, or establish a new business, there are systems in place that will guide you every step of the way. From purchasing land, to recruitment, personal sparring or business development, our experts are ready to help – some of the services are even for free.
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4. Close to major cities in Northern Europe
Lolland Falster has a central position in northern Europe, with Copenhagen approx. an hour away, and a few hours from major cities like Berlin and Hamburg.
With the new Fehmarn Belt tunnel, the infrastructure will improve further, bringing these metropolis closer than ever, making Lolland Falster a great hub for business.
5. Green Energy & Environment
Lolland-Falster is widely known as a green region, where electricity produced from sustainable sources, such as windmills and solar panels are 5-8 times higher than the local consumption.
In fact, the first offshore wind farm in the world was established just off the coast of Lolland in 1991.Aside from the large production of sustainable energy, Lolland-Falster puts focus on environmental issues. Although there is plenty of fresh air and natural hotspots, initiatives are put in place to maintain the unique surroundings.
Local authorities handle waste management in Lolland-Falster. Glass and paper is collected and reprocessed, and the many recycling stations make it easy for businesses and residents to separate their waste in order to ensure a higher degree of reuse.
6. Low-risk Area
Denmark is one of the safest places in the world when it comes to crime, natural disasters and in the handling of emergencies. In Lolland Falster there are:
- No high-risk companies
- No fire or explosion hazard
- No mining, limestone mines, gravel quarry or plantations nearby
- No tremors or vibrations
- No special wind conditions
- Good foundation conditions
- No risk of flooding, ascending water and moisture
- Close to hospitals and medical centers
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Lolland falster is part of the region Greater Copenhagen where there are:
- 4 million people living in the Greater Copenhagen area
- ”Europe’s easiest place for doing business” – The World Bank 2012-2016
- ”Best Airport in Northen Europe” – Skytrax World Airport Awards 2015
- More than 11.000.000.000 Euro is invested in grand projects in Lolland-Falster in the next 8-10 years
- More than 2.000.000 sqm of commecial land is available
- Low company tax (22%) which is below the average OECD and European level
- Europe’s most flexible labour market
- 17 universities, trade colleges and business schools
- 34.000 scientists and Ph.D. students
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