The region of Bodø consists of eleven municipalities centrally located in Nordland County. To the south, the region borders Helgeland, to the north Ofoten and to the east our neighbouring country, Sweden. The region has two towns: Bodø and Fauske. The county administration of Nordland is located in Bodø, which is the regional capital and largest town in the county. Each municipality has its own municipal centre with service providers, and political and administrative and self-government. Nevertheless, extensive cooperation takes place across the municipal borders, and it is actively aimed to create the jobs of the future adapted to the comparable advantages of the region.
The region is now experiencing a change in pace that we have never seen before. A comprehensive green shift gives rise to growth of new and greener businesses and new projects.Invest in Bodø Region
Catching up after the pandemic is in full swing with substantial industrial and commercial activity, exports are high, and the employment level is higher than before the pandemic. The potential for growth within value creation, exports and jobs is considerable.
The region’s role in transport is strengthened by Nordland Railway having its endpoint in the region with important boarding points in Fauske and Bodø, and through Fauske being the middle point of the E6 running through Norway. During the course of the next few years, around NOK 8.7 million will be invested in transport in the region through, among others, the building of roads, a new airport and the introduction of hydrogen ferries.
The region is rich in energy and mineral resources, and it has a diverse business community and culture. Among others, the largest businesses in the region are the export-oriented and energy production industries, hydropower, building and construction, maritime, and forestry and agriculture companies, tourism, and service providers. This is invigorated with national parks, and a long and varied coastline surrounded by vast mountains. This is the region where you find complete tranquillity and vibrant urban life just a few minutes’ drive away.