Bærum is in third place and Austevoll is fourth. The overview has been prepared by Menon Economics on behalf of NHO.
Among the 20 municipalities that are the best, everyone except Trondheim (5th place) and Tromsø (14th place) is south of Trøndelag.
NHO: can earn merge
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.
Regional director Målfrid Baik in the NHO Arctic says that the inhabitants of Kvæfjord have every reason to be proud of their municipality.
"But what is measured in this survey is how the municipality makes growth and jobs possible, Kvæfjord is at the bottom, they have too few inhabitants and can earn a lot of money with Harstad," says Baik to NRK.
Three of the 50 best
Tromsø, Bodø and Alta are the only municipalities in the north of Norway to reach the top 50. Of the 87 municipalities in Northern Norway, 72 are in the lower part of the list.
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.