For the seventh year in a row, the NHO ranks the municipalities of the country from head to toe. Sola and Oslo are at the top of the list – Kvæfjord in Troms is in last place.
The overview has been prepared by Menon Economics on behalf of NHO. The municipality of NM measures all 422 municipalities in areas such as competence, the labor market, the economy of companies and municipalities and shows which municipalities can be regarded as the most attractive for the business community.
Among the 20 municipalities that are the best, everyone except Trondheim (5th place) and Tromsø (14th place) is south of Trøndelag.
Lier is the best in Drammen's report last year, but because Drammen moved some places on a national basis: from 14 to 19. The best in Buskerud is Kongsberg in 8th place. Røyken also stands for Drammen, in 40th place.
"The fact that a municipality or county is inferior to ranking does not necessarily mean that the development within the municipality / province was negative, but may be because others have had a more positive development," he said.
The provincial list of this year is based on the merger of Viken and looks like this:
Central Norway and the municipalities along the coast do best in the rankings of NHO. There are nine municipalities in Eastern Norway and eight municipalities in Western Norway in the top 20 list. The bay is the second best province in total after Oslo.
Since 2011, the Norwegian Organization for Business (NHO) has provided an overview of how the municipalities of the country score in a number of relevant areas from the business sector.
The ranking is based on 20 different indicators within these main categories:
- Business and private economy
- job market
The municipalities are ranked within each indicator and in general.