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Are you a professional looking to move with your family to your next career destination? Sweden is regularly ranked as one of the top countries to bring up children. The social benefits support family life and the leisure opportunities ensure you can build a happy life here.

A region moving forward

In 2021, the vibrant city of Gothenburg celebrated its 400th anniversary and is undergoing rapid development - as is the surrounding region. With a focus on sustainable development, billions are being invested in infrastructure and construction, including the Nordic's tallest building Karlatornet. The Gothenburg region is expecting to build 105 000 new homes and 110 000 new workplaces by 2035.

Construction in Gothenburg
Woman in a modern office in Gothenburg

Rapid growth creates career opportunities

The career opportunities in the Gothenburg region are endless. The region has an extensive variety of trade and industry spanning more than 750 different industries. Gothenburg has been a center for global trade since the 1700s and the region is the home of several multinational companies, entrepreneurs and numerous companies operating in global markets. 

An attractive and multifaceted region

Gothenburg and West Sweden regularly score highly in European and global comparisons on everything from innovation and sustainability to human capital and lifestyle. Here are just a few examples:


West Sweden is an innovation leader among 240 European regions (EU's Regional Innovation Scoreboard, 2021)

1 st

World's most sustainable destination (Global Destination Sustainability Index, 2021)

1 st

Best place to raise a famility (Unicef, 2019)

3 rd

Most liveable city in the world for European expats (ECA International, 2021)

Support for accompanying partners and families

At International House Gothenburg we offer a wide range of informative and inspiring events and activities to help you and your famility get set up and settled in as quickly and smoothly as possible. These are also a great way to make new contacts.

International House Gothenburg
Cherry blossoms in Gothenburg

A region of growth and innovation

Learn more about the Gothenburg region's key industries and areas of employment. Here you can also meet some of our partners who are key employers of international professionals.