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The Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United States and the Kingdom of Sweden was signed on April 3, 1783 in Paris, France. The treaty established a commercial alliance between these two nations and was signed during the American Revolutionary War. In 1783, Benjamin Franklin was the American resident in Paris, and on September 28, 1782 he was given a new assignment by Congress and was made Minister Plenipotentiary to His Majesty King Gustav III of Sweden. However, because Franklin was based in Paris, France, the discussions were carried out via the Swedish Ambassador to the court of France, Count Gustaf Philip Creutz. On April 3, 1783, the two of them signed the treaty, which was the first treaty signed by the U.S. with any nation not directly involved in the Revolutionary War. Therefore Sweden became the first neutral nation to officially recognize the young American republic.


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The cover illustrates the Swedish economic impact on employment in the United States. Swedish-affiliated companies are present and create jobs in all fifty American states. More information can be found on page four.

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A PARTNERSHIP BUILT ON STRONG ECONOMIC TIES AND PROSPEROUS TRADE

facturing, ICT or creative industries. The visit by the U.S. President also underscored our joint commitment to work for greater free trade and for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the U.S.

Ambassador Björn Lyrvall

When traveling around the United States, I am constantly amazed by the signs of the flourishing economic ties between this country and Sweden. I often meet Swedish and American business representatives who proudly testify to the great match between our countries in making business thrive and in creating jobs, growth and opportunities. In fact, Sweden is one of the largest investors in the U.S. per capita, and Sweden is the 12th largest investor by gross capital investment. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Sweden in 2013 highlighted the depth of Swedish—U.S. ­relations and provided a great platform for taking our trade and business relations to the next level. Areas highlighted included climate, renewable energy and green tech, which open up new areas of partnership and business opportunities. Our countries also share a focus on innovation as a driving force in creating jobs and solutions to new challenges, whether that ­innovation is in manu-

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In order to get a better understanding of the breadth and scope of Swedish trade interests in the United States, including the number of jobs created by Swedish-affiliated companies, the Embassy of Sweden and SACC-USA mapped the location and results of economic interaction between our countries in the ­United States. This publication is the first major update on the initial mapping project, and it shows that economic interactions with Swedish businesses and industry directly support more than 300,000 jobs in the United States. If a broader view of the results of Swedish investment is taken to include jobs created for subcontractors, ­infrastructure, and related services, the total ­quickly exceeds one million. Furthermore, this publication shows that the benefits of Swedish investment are broadly dispersed, ­providing jobs in all 50 states. In fact, I find the state level pages very useful when traveling around to show local decision-makers and business leaders the strong trade relations between Sweden and the U.S. and the many jobs created by Swedish companies. More is yet to come. We are in the midst of a historic opportunity to dramatically boost trade relations between Europe and the United States. As a nation built on open trade flows and dependent upon them today, Sweden has been one of the earliest proponents and strongest supporters

of a comprehensive TTIP. Studies show that an agreement would bring an estimated $160 billion in economic gains to the U.S., and U.S. exports to Sweden could increase by 15 percent. As the trans­ atlantic relationship continues to strengthen, I am convinced that TTIP is a golden opportunity and of great strategic importance. It is an opportunity to create increased growth and more jobs in both the United States and Europe. A key factor for rallying the necessary support for TTIP is to make the case on a state-by-state level. The Embassy has therefore engaged in an ambitious outreach campaign to travel around the United States promoting U.S.—Swedish economic ties and making the case that TTIP will bring new jobs and economic growth. I am particularly pleased that this edition of the publication includes a joint statement in support of TTIP by the leading Swedish labor unions and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. This sends a powerful signal that TTIP benefits all parties. We appreciate the partnership with SACC-USA in updating and renewing this publication. Together with the large network of players promoting Sweden in the U ­ nited States, we can send a strong message that “Swedish Companies Create Jobs in America.” Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States

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investors in Sweden. U.S. and Swedish companies are rapidly cross-pollinating, forming partnerships, and investing in each other’s markets. Many states, localities, and industry clusters throughout the U.S. are attracting innovative Swedish companies that are investing to take advantage of the large scale of the U.S. market and to compete globally.

Ambassador Mark F. Brzezinski

U.S.–Swedish ties, both culturally and economically, have never been stronger. 2013 witnessed the historic, first ever bilateral visit of a sitting U.S. President to Sweden. President Obama’s visit highlighted the shared values that are a hallmark of this relationship. Culturally, millions of Americans claim Swedish heritage, and thousands of Swedes visit and choose to study in the U.S. each year. It is not surprising that business ties between Swedish and U.S. companies continue to deepen and flourish like never before. This is due in no small part to the genuine affinity Swedes and Americans feel for each other. In my role as U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, I lead an Embassy team whose top priority is to deepen the already impressive relationship that our countries share in trade and investment. Our annual bilateral trade in goods is valued at over $25 billion. Bilateral investment is valued at over $62 billion. Sweden is the 12th largest investor in the U.S., and one of the top investors on a per capita basis. The United States is among the top

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This is the perfect time for U.S. exporters to focus on opportunities in Sweden, one of the most dynamic and innovative markets in the world with an advanced IT and physical infrastructure, cutting edge clean technologies, and a strong emphasis on R&D. According to the World Economic Forum, Sweden ranks number one in the world in leveraging information technologies, and Fortune Magazine notes that Stockholm offers a potent combination of creativity, R&D, and business-friendly policies. Many U.S. companies have established Nordic regional representation in Sweden. As many Swedish companies establish a global footprint, they often work collaboratively with U.S. partners in other markets around the world.

ombudsman to facilitate the resolution of any investor issues that involve federal agencies. At heart, it is our people-to-people connections and the values that underpin them that keep the U.S.–Swedish relationship thriving in business and culture. As President Obama so succinctly phrased it: “As free peoples, we recognize that democracy is the most effective form of government ever devised for delivering progress and opportunity and prosperity and freedom to people. And as two of the most innovative economies on Earth, we cherish that freedom that allows us to innovate and create, which is why we’re leaders in science and research and development—those things that pioneers new industries and broaden our horizons.” It is my sincere pleasure to help introduce this publication to serve as a constructive resource to bolster our bilateral trade and investment. Mark F. Brzezinski, Ambassador of the United States to Sweden

U.S. companies interested in expanding their markets will find willing partners in Sweden. I strongly encourage them to work closely with the Commercial Service in U.S. Embassy Stockholm and through the network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers across the country to find partners with whom they can realize their potential in this dynamic market and across the Nordics. Swedish companies interested in investing in the U.S. will find an excellent source of information in SelectUSA (www.SelectUSA.gov), the U.S. Government’s premier program to promote and attract foreign investment in the U.S. This program also serves as an

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction and Overview Executive Summary.............................1 Swedish Economic Impact on the United States FDI and Exports - National Level..............2 Swedish Economic Impact on USA..........3 Swedish Economic Impact on Employment in the United States.............4 Employment in the U.S. due to Economic Interactions with Sweden.........5 The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.............................6 Swedish Trade Unions and Confederation of Enterprise United on TTIP..........................................................7 Methodology.........................................112

State Profiles Alabama..............................................8 Alaska.................................................9 Arizona.............................................. 10 Arkansas........................................... 11 California...........................................13 Colorado............................................ 15 Connecticut....................................... 17 Delaware...........................................19 District of Columbia...........................21 Florida..............................................23 Georgia.............................................25 Hawaii...............................................26 Idaho................................................27 Illinois...............................................29 Indiana..............................................30 Iowa.................................................. 31

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Kansas..............................................32 Kentucky...........................................33 Louisiana...........................................35 Maine...............................................36 Maryland...........................................37 Massachusetts..................................39 Michigan...........................................40 Minnesota.........................................42 Mississippi........................................43 Missouri............................................45 Montana............................................46 Nebraska........................................... 47 Nevada.............................................48 New Hampshire.................................49 New Jersey........................................ 51 New Mexico.......................................53 New York...........................................55 North Carolina...................................57 North Dakota.....................................58 Ohio..................................................60 Oklahoma.......................................... 61 Oregon..............................................62 Pennsylvania.....................................63 Rhode Island.....................................64 South Carolina...................................66 South Dakota.....................................67 Tennessee.........................................69 Texas................................................71 Utah.................................................73 Vermont............................................ 74 Virginia..............................................76 Washington.......................................78 West Virginia.....................................79 Wisconsin..........................................81 Wyoming...........................................82

Company Profiles ABB..................................................52 ABioNova.......................................... 41 Assa Abloy............................................. 80 AstraZeneca.......................................... 18 BabyBjörn.............................................. 59 Electrolux............................................... 56 Ericsson................................................. 95 Getinge Group.........................................16 Hilleberg................................................ 77 Ikea........................................................ 22 Magoo 3D Studios................................. 99 Mercuri Urval..........................................14 Moberg Derma.......................................97 Monterosa.............................................. 99 Nansen.................................................. 28 Partnertech.............................................24 QlikTech................................................. 38 Saab...................................................... 20 SAS........................................................ 12 Securitas................................................ 68 Sensys................................................... 22 Skanska................................................. 93 SKF........................................................ 34 SnackCo................................................ 72 Stena Bulk............................................. 70 T-Kartor.................................................. 44 Tobii....................................................... 54 Volvo Cars.............................................. 50 Volvo Group........................................... 75 Xdin....................................................... 65

About Sweden and Key Organizations A Few Facts About Sweden................... 84 The Swedish Economy.......................... 85 Sweden’s Historical Contact with North America............................... 86 Swedish-American Business History..... 87 A Nation of Free Traders........................ 88 A Nation of Innovation........................... 89 U.S. FDI Finder...................................... 90 SAGA - the Swedish American Green Alliance........................................91 SymbioCity............................................. 92 Information and Communications Technology............................................ 94 Sweden - Northern Europe´s Number One Life Sciences Region....... 96 SymbioCreate........................................ 98 Embassy of Sweden............................ 100 The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the USA......................101 The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York...................... 102 Business Sweden................................ 103 SI - The Swedish Institute.................... 104 Visit Sweden........................................ 105 Growth Analysis................................... 105

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Swedish-affiliated companies have created jobs in all fifty states, and all fifty states export goods and services to Sweden. Economic interactions with Sweden directly support more than 300,000 jobs in the U ­ nited States. If supporting forms of employment like subcontractors and ­economic development in adjacent areas are included within the count, the total number quickly exceeds one million. Despite a relatively small population of 9 million, Sweden is the 12th largest foreign direct investor by gross capital investment, and one of the top investors calculated per capita. Although there are many companies that are widely recognized as Swedish, there are also many brands that the average American does not immediately associate with their country of origin. American perception of trade with Sweden is similarly inconsistent. The purpose of this report is to bring to light the strong economic ties between Sweden and the United States and highlight the many Swedish companies creating jobs in the United States. In addition to national job creation and trade statistics, this publication profiles economic

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interactions by state as well. Each state profile breaks down the number of jobs directly supported by Swedish companies or exports to Sweden, the state’s three leading commodity exports to Sweden, and a list of Swedish-affiliated companies currently in operation. This publication also profiles a selection of Swedish companies operating in the United States as well as public and private sector organizations working to promote Swedish-American economic relations. With a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union, there has never been a better time to highlight the strength of the economic relationship between the United States and Sweden as well as the vast potential growth in the future. According to a study by the Swedish National Board of Trade, a transatlantic trade agreement has the potential to increase U.S. exports to Sweden by 15 percent and imports from Sweden by 17 percent. In other words, our trade relations are excellent. And with increased free trade, additional jobs will be created both in Sweden and in the United States.

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE UNITED STATES Foreign direct investment (FDI) and exports - national level

$42.4 billion FDI from Sweden to U.S.

$4.3 billion Exports of goods to Sweden

$5.7 billion Exports of services to Sweden

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330,704 284,974 Total jobs supported in USA

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $4,311,053,715 $2.126 M

$656 M

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Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

4,128,135 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$907 M

Computer and Electronic Products

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Machinery, Except Electrical

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$622 M

Chemicals

All Others

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Exports of goods and services from the United States to Europe already amount to $459 billion annually, making the European Union the largest trading partner of the United States. It is predicted that the successful passage of a comprehensive TTIP agreement could 足increase U.S. GDP by up to $132 billion. A tariff-only TTIP could increase U.S. GDP by $13.1 billion.

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON EMPLOYMENT IN THE UNITED STATES Jobs supported - state level

Prominent Swedish companies with significant employment in the United States ABB Akzo Nobel Alfa Laval Assa Abloy AstraZeneca Atlas Copco Axel Johnson Bonnier Ekman Electrolux Elekta Ericsson Getinge

H&M Hexagon Husqvarna IKEA Sandvik SAS SCA Securitas Skanska SAAB SSAB Volvo Group

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This diagram shows the layers of jobs supported by the United States’ interactions with Sweden. Jobs most directly linked to interaction with Sweden are in the middle, becoming more speculative as the spheres move away from the center. In total, more than 284,974 jobs are supported by the 67 largest Swedish-affiliated companies in the United States. The number of jobs supported by exports (23,103) and services (22,627) are calculated based on methods used by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Therefore, while these numbers represent estimates, they are widely accepted as accurate indicators of job creation. When a job is created, it triggers a “multiplier effect” as other jobs in related industries and infrastructure are created to support the new jobs. Estimates for multipliers vary but even a conservative factor of 1.6 adds another 200,000+ jobs.

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There are many more jobs supported by Swedishaffiliated companies that are not included in the number above. These include jobs created by small and mediumsized companies affiliated with Sweden, subcontractors, effects of global value chains, foreign direct investments and more. All these jobs are symbolized in the outer ring of the diagram. Viewed broadly, the total number of jobs created in the United States through trade and investment by Swedish companies could exceed one million. There is no doubt that TTIP would increase trade and create jobs in the United States. The only question is by how much.

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THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP

The importance of international trade International trade, both exports and imports, supports more than 38 million American jobs. These trade-related jobs can be found at large, small and medium-sized companies. Foreign-owned companies invest in the United States and directly employ 5.3 million Americans. Of these, 3.5 million are employed by European companies and about 0.3 million are directly employed by Swedish firms. If the barriers for international trade were lower, these numbers could be expected to increase. Different types of trade barriers There are many kinds of barriers when trading with or investing in a new country. Some examples are 1) inexperience with a new market—lack of local mar ket knowledge, network connections and business culture; 2) tariffs—tax added on products and services when crossing the border, and 3) non-tariff barriers to trade—import licensing requirements, customs, administrative entry procedures, standards, government participation in trade and import charges. What is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)? In the summer of 2013, representatives from the United States and the European Union launched the TTIP negotiations with the goal of deepening the relationship between the world’s two leading economies and creating the world’s largest free trade area. If successful, this effort is expected to significantly strengthen the European and American economies by streamlining the two ­ ­ regions’ regulatory regimes — without lowering ­

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e­ nvironmental, health or product safety standards. A TTIP would dramatically increase transatlantic trade and investment flows and support hundreds of thousands of related jobs. Sweden is a small, open, export-driven economy; as such, it has been an active proponent for free trade for decades. Macroeconomic effects The transatlantic economy already employs over 13 million people in the U.S. and Europe. These numbers stand to gain significantly should TTIP negotiations succeed. Simulations made by the Swedish National Board of Trade suggest that in a limited scenario, trade between the U.S. and EU would increase by 20% both ways. The same simulations indicate that U.S. exports would increase by 15% and imports by 17%. The sectors likely to benefit most from TTIP are those in which high barriers to trade exist; namely, food and beverages, motor vehicles and the business services sector (the largest U.S. export sector to Sweden). Other important sectors are chemicals, metals and metal products. Across all sectors, transatlantic trade has a strong intra-firm component and estimates suggest it represents a third of transatlantic trade. Production of goods and services is increasingly fragmented into tasks that are carried out in different countries – so called global value chains. From a global value chains perspective, the U.S. is by far the largest trading partner for the EU as well as the largest destination for Swedish value-added exports. The transatlantic partnership is in many ways driven by investments, with EU companies accounting for 62% of total foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. Sweden

is the 12th largest foreign direct investor by gross capital investment, and one of the top investors calculated per capita. The impact of liberalizing FDI is not included in the TTIP predictions, but separate estimates suggest that reducing non-tariff-barriers to investments would raise EU FDI income from U.S. operations by approximately $13 billion. Beyond the direct economic gains from the removal of barriers to trade, there are a number of political and strategic benefits, such as EU-U.S. political cohesion; creation of global trading rules; incentives for other countries to open up markets as well as addressing the economic challenges of Asia. Microeconomic effects If the TTIP agreement were to be ratified, current economic predictions suggest it would be ­quicker, easier, and cheaper to trade goods and services between the EU and the U.S. The free movement of skilled labor would increase. The passage of TTIP could also lead to the opening of new markets previously closed to foreign companies, such as government procurement.

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SWEDISH TRADE UNIONS AND CONFEDERATION OF ENTERPRISE UNITED ON TTIP

The EU and the U.S. have a long, common ­history of cooperation within practically all sectors of society. Despite this, there are still many barriers within business and finance. Comprehensive trade barriers still exist in the form of duties and quotas. But trade and economic cooperation are also hindered by differences in standards and product demands. In addition to unnecessary complexity, the rules and regulations can unintentionally incentivize behavior that is beneficial to individual actors, but harmful for society and the economy as a whole. Trade relations between the U.S. and the EU can improve significantly for the benefit of both businesses and the workforce. This is the intention of the trade agreement TTIP. TTIP relates not only to duties and quotas but also to the domestic regulations for many sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. It is about standards, product safety, environment and health. Anyone who has spent time in getting to know both the EU and the U.S. systems knows that there are cultural differences reflected in the law. Both Americans and Europeans can be surprised by unanticipated attention to rules and regulations in one area and surprisingly liberal attitudes in other areas. In summary, it is safe to say that the average number of rules and regulations are quite similar. Sometimes the rules in the EU are more stringent; sometimes the rules in the U.S. are more stringent.

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For the TTIP agreement to be successful, it must include and support all aspects of our societies: the civic society’s organization, unions on both sides of the Atlantic, the environmental movement and all of the other engaged citizens who participate in the public debate and democracy. Note also that both the U.S. and the EU first and foremost are well developed economies with qualified workforces. Cooperation and compromise between legitimate interests are always key to success. Of course the Nordic model, with its strong tradition of employers and trade unions taking responsibility for a strong collective bargaining model, plays an important role in the trade unions’ support for free trade and TTIP. This is increasingly important for an extremely trade-dependent country like Sweden. If we seriously consider this, the negotiations will be easier. The negotiations must deal with all details and in many cases will affect people and businesses that have adapted to the current regulations. In this context it is important to have a robust system of transition for the workforce from one sector to another, in addition to political leadership in supporting a competitive business climate. Finally, we have to keep in mind that the closer integration of mutually beneficial societies is a benefit that cannot be measured in money. Against the backdrop of the recent developments in Eastern Europe, this is of importance. Trade fosters more cooperation, and more cooperation is always good. Regardless of how the negotiations proceed on the details, one thing is

certain: TTIP will foster more trade and greater investment in both the EU and the U.S. Let us give both sides the opportunity to come up with an agreement that not only opens up transatlantic trade and investment but also upholds and guarantees the continued safeguarding of workers´ rights, the environment, and food and health standards. We owe this trust to our future generations who need growth and prosperity.

TCO (Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees) LO (Swedish Trade Union Confederation) Saco (Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations) Svenskt Näringsliv (Confederation of Swedish Enterprise)

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

ALABAMA

4,054

Total jobs supported in Alabama

3,389

348

317

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $64,904,409 $37.3 M

13,092 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$12.3 M $7.3 M

Transportation Equipment

Minerals & Ores

Computer and Electronic Products

$8.0 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is currently Alabama’s top export to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that Alabama’s top sector for export increase will be motor vehicles, with a potential increase of over $13 billion.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Alabama AkzoNobel Atlas Copco Camfil Farr Cellmark H&M Hexagon

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ALASKA

205

Total jobs supported in Alaska

147

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Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $737,051 $0.62 M

16,685 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$0.08 M

$0.04 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Fish and other marine products are Alaskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be within agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, with a potential value of $95 million.

Fish, Fresh/Chilled/ Computer and Food Manufacturing Frozen & Other Electronic Products Marine Products

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Alaska Atlas Copco Sandvik Securitas

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

ARIZONA

4,355

Total jobs supported in Arizona

3,684

230

441

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $42,880,343 $19.5 M

104,320 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$11.9 M $8.7 M

$2.7 M

Transportation Equipment

Computer and Electronic Products

Machinery, Except Electrical

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is currently Arizona’s top export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that main ­export ­increase to the EU will be within motor vehicles and other ­transportation equipment, with a potential increase of over $750 million.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Arizona AkzoNobel Assa Abloy BTS Camfil Farr CMS Wine Marketing

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Ikea Pentruder SCA Securitas Senseair Sentech-

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ARKANSAS

5,778

Total jobs supported in Arkansas

5,526

52

200

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $9,658,061 $4.9 M

14,562 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$2.8 M

$1.4 M $0.6 M Machinery, Except Electrical

Fabricated Metal Products

Plastics & Rubber Products

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Fabricated metal products are currently one of Arkansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be metal and metal products, with a potential increase of over $144 million.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Arkansas Educatius Haldex SECO Tools Securitas

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Company profile

Company profile

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), founded in 1946, is the national airline of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. SAS serves more than 100 cities in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the U.S. In 2012, SAS transported 2.8 million passengers to 136 destinations. SAS is also a founding member of Star Alliance.

Rickard Gustafson President & CEO

Where we are in the United States: SAS operates non-stop service to Scandinavia from New York (Newark), Chicago, Washington D.C. and San Francisco.

Currently, SAS operates non-stop service from New York (Newark) to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, from Chicago to Copenhagen and Stockholm, from Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen and from San Francisco to Copenhagen. From its hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, SAS serves cities throughout Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the rest of Europe. SAS has boosted its fleet with 12 new Airbus aircraft. SAS and Airbus have signed orders for eight new A350-900 XWB and four A330-300 enhanced aircrafts, using the latest state of the art Airbus aircraft technology. The orders mark the launch of SAS’ long haul strategy of an extensive fleet renewal. Part of our existing fleet will also receive a full overhaul starting at the end of 2014. “The great technological improvements of this extensive fleet renewal plan give SAS a long haul fleet that will be top of class in the industry. It will truly increase our competitiveness and strengthen our customer offerings with regard to comfort, service and efficiency. Furthermore, we are able to significantly bring down fuel consumption, which will lower our costs and support our goals to reduce emissions,” said Rickard Gustafson.

The fleet will be upgraded as early as 2015 with the first couple of A330-300 enhanced aircrafts replacing existing A340s as the current leases expire. The first A350-900 will join our fleet in 2018. SAS makes your travel easier! We have worked with our customers to develop new products and have found a simplified and harmonized concept that meets the increasing demand for smoother and more time-efficient journeys for both business and leisure travels. The new service concept includes changes to service class references as follows: SAS Go (Economy) – For customers who want to have a lot. It always includes a checked bag at no extra charge, as well as several services to save time, including internet check-in. SAS Plus (Premium Economy) – For customers who want to have more. It includes two checked bags at no extra charge, SAS Fast Track security where available, lounge access to SAS lounges, meals and drinks onboard as well as 200% EuroBonus points; all of this is on top of the benefits offered by SAS Go. SAS Business – For customers who want the best of everything. We offer extensive ground services such as easy check-in options and fast track security, where available. The in-flight experience includes our Business Sleeper seat, Scandinavian cuisine and our personal entertainment system. www.flysas.com/us PROUD MEMBER

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CALIFORNIA 39,840 Total jobs supported in California

32,712

4,498

2,630

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

418,603

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $839,413,951 $477 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$240 M

Computer and Electronic Products

$65.0 M

$57.3 M

Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities

Transportation Equipment

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is currently one of California’s top exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles, with a ­potential increase of $3.3 billion.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in California Accedo Acne Group AkzoNobel Alfa Laval Apica Assa Abloy Assistera AstraZeneca Atlas Copco Autoliv B-Reel

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Beckers Bonnier Borg BTS Camfil Farr Cellastra Cellmark Cint Comsol Consat Cycleurope

Digital Vision Expand Direct Link International Doxa Dental G5 Entertainment Duxiana (Dux Beds) Getinge Ekman Gunnebo EntranceElekta Control EPiServer H&M Ericsson Haldex ESI Techtrans Hammar Lift Eton of Sweden Health Profile Euro Office Institute

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Hexagon Hexpol Huset Husqvarna IAR Systems IFS Ikea Image Systems Interverbum Tech Investor Growth Capital

Ipendo ITRIM J.Lindeberg KDAB KeyBroker Kvänum Kitchens Kvaser Lelo Lund UniversityFoundation LYYN

Mapping Industries Mediaplanet Medius Software Micronic Laser Systems Midnight SunCreations Mimi The Sardine Nefab Nobel Biocare

Nordaq Water Filter Prober Technology Systems Qliktech Novus Scientific Rol NYKcool Sandvik Odd Molly Sapa Outpost 24 SAS Panoticon SECO Tools Paradox Entertain- Securitas ment SilexPhosworks Mictrosystems Polygon Skanska

SKF Volvo Group Stopp LA WeAretheSuperlatiSupport Sack veConspiracy Swedish Translation WEST Wines Services West Nordic System 3R Provider Tactel Tetra Pak Trelleborg Universal SpaceNetwork

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Christian Kurt Nielsen, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Offices in Washington D.C., New York, Denver, Colorade and Dallas, Texas.

Company profile

Mercuri Urval is a leading HR Consultancy, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with subsidiaries in 25 countries. Every year we partner with over 3,000 clients around the globe to align their employees’ capabilities to goals and strategy. Everything we do is about enabling organizations achieve better results and helping people be successful at work. We do it by understanding what people can do, and connecting it to what organizations need to do. Our Recruitment & Search Solutions, Board & Executive and Talent & Transformation Services prepare organizations and people for future success. We entered the United States market in 1981 and our Scandinavian approach to leadership development and talent management has been implemented within start-ups to Fortune 500 clients. With offices in Washington D.C., New York, Denver and Dallas we are able to serve our clients on a national level. Our focus is always on ge ting the right person, in the right role at the right time. We are experts in understanding the behaviors of

people to predict and accelerate their performance. Having a consistent global approach to deploying our services along with local market knowledge has made us the partner of choice for multinationals who seek a dependable HR partner to support their international t growth aspirations. Mercuri Urval has grown organically since our founding in 1967 and today we are well positioned to continue to innovate in the field of human capital management, follow our clients into emerging markets and develop tomorrow’s leaders. This year we will hire a new consultant every third day to ensure our company has the bench strength to support existing and new clients around the world to unlock the potential in your employees. Wherever you need us, the chances are that we are already there. At Mercuri Urval, it’s all about people. www.mercuriurval.com

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

COLORADO

5,551

Total jobs supported in Colorado

5,010

140

401

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $26,202,390 $8.3 M $7.5 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$6.8 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Chemicals are currently Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be chemicals, with a potential increase of $180 million.

$3.7 M

Computer and Electronic Products

Chemicals

127,090

Machinery, Except Electrical

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Colorado AkzoNobel Arboritec Assa Abloy Atlas Copco BonaKemi Bonnier

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Camfil Farr Duxiana (Dux Beds) Ericsson Gambro H&M Hestra

Hexagon Ikea Make Up Store Mercuri Urval Nilar PMC Hydraulics

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Powerbox Securitas Sigicom Skanska Swedish MedicalCenter

Trelleborg Vitrolife WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy

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Getinge Group is a leading global provider of products and systems that contribute to quality enhancement and cost efficiency in healthcare, care and research. The Group operates under three brands: ArjoHuntleigh, Getinge and Maquet. ArjoHuntleigh focuses on patient mobility and wound management solutions. Getinge provides solutions for infection control in healthcare and contamination prevention in biotechnology. Maquet specializes in solutions, therapies and products for surgical interventions and intensive care.

Jonas Malmquist, CEO

Where we are in the United States:

The Getinge Group operations are developing rapidly both in terms of sales volumes and customer offerings. Today Getinge has around

15,000 employees, over one hundred sales companies globally and production in nine countries. In 2013, net sales amounted to SEK 25.3 billion and pre-tax profit to SEK 3.2 billion. During recent years, Getinge has experienced a strong expansion in the US, which currently represents the single largest market for the Group. In 2013, sales grew by 12 percent to SEK 7.8 billion. The Group has nearly 3,700 employees in the US, five production facilities and five sales companies. www.getingegroup.com

Fairfields, New Jersey; Mahwah, New Jersey; Hudson, New York; Wayne, New Jersey; Rochester, New York; Rush City, Minnesota; San Antonio, Texas; Lake Mary, Florida; San Jose, Californa.

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CONNECTICUT 7,812

Total jobs supported in Connecticut

7,073

466

273

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $86,904,234 $56.4 M

61,934 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$17.2 M $9.7 M $3.6 M Transportation Equipment

Machinery, Except Electrical

Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is currently Connecticut’s top export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, Connecticut’s top sectors for export increase will be motor vehicles and other transportation ­equipment, with a potential increase of over $1.5 billion to the EU.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Connecticut A.V. Olsson Trading Co. ABB AkzoNobel Alimak Hek Assa Abloy

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BTS Cellmark Country Swedish Duxiana (Dux Beds) Eleish van Breems Antiques

Esselte ETP transmission Expand International H&M Hexagon

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Ikea Nordstjernan Orwak Polarn O Pyret Sectra Securitas

Skanska SKF SPM Instrument Stena Metal Telkey Solutions

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Company profile

AstraZeneca, with its U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies. AstraZeneca operates in more than 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Paul Hudson, Executive Vice President, North America

Where we are in the United States: U.S. Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware.

Supporting Our Communities Every day, AstraZeneca works hard to improve health in communities throughout the U.S. We believe true progress in solving current healthcare challenges lies in the connections made by all those working to improve patient health. In 2011 alone, AstraZeneca donated more than $9.7 million to nonprofit organizations for programs and projects aimed primarily at improving health across the U.S. The Young Health Program (YHP) is AstraZeneca’s long-term global community investment initiative directed towards young people. The U.S. program, expected to reach more than 1 million young people over the next five years, is delivered in partnership with Plan International and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Access to Affordable Medicines Our AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings programs help qualified patients gain access to the AstraZeneca medicines they need while providing them with information that can help them stay healthy. Participation in AZ&Me has steadily increased over the past three years. In 2011, AZ&Me served 569,823 patients and provided 4.5 million prescriptions. AstraZeneca has saved U.S. patients a total of $3.4 billion on 15 million prescriptions since 2008. AstraZeneca also supports the United Way of Delaware-led “Healthy Delawareans Today & Tomorrow” initiative, focusing on the uninsured in Delaware.

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Commitment to Research: AstraZeneca and MedImmune have an R&D presence in nine countries across three continents. Recent Awards: National Association of Female Executives, 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Best 100 Companies to Work For, Alliance for Workplace Excellence—EcoLeadership Award, National Bike Friendly Business, American Heart Association’s Start! Fit Friendly Company Platinum Award, CEO Cancer Gold Standard AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation The mission of the not-for-profit Foundation established in 1993 is to promote public awareness of healthcare issues and public education of medical knowledge. The Foundation’s signature program, Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM, was established in 2009 through a charitable contribution of $25 million from AstraZeneca. Protecting Our Environment AstraZeneca’s U.S. business is focusing on two core areas where good performance will create value for our stakeholders and our business: product stewardship and environmental sustainability. Product stewardship focuses on improving the environmental profile of our products, while sustainability ­minimizes the environmental impact of our ­processes by reducing the carbon footprint of our own and our suppliers’ business activities. AstraZeneca believes in creating a safe work environment for our employees that promotes healthy living and celebrates diversity, essential obligations of a responsible company. www.astrazeneca-us.com Swedish Companies Create Jobs in America

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

DELAWARE

418

Total jobs supported in Delaware

295

58

65

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $10,854,666 $7.5 M

6,635 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$2.0 M $1.1 M $0.3 M Chemicals

Machinery, Except Electrical

Computer And Electronic Products

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Chemicals are currently Delawareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be chemicals, with a potential increase of over $900 million.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Delaware AkzoNobel AstraZeneca H&M Polygon Securitas

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Company profile

Saab North America provides a broad range of products, services and solutions from military defense to homeland security to the North American market. A proud U.S. partner for over 40 years, Saab North America brings together the Swedish tradition of high quality and reliability and the American values of hard work and cost efficiency.

Jonas Hjelm, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Washington D.C.; Sterling, Virginia; Lillington, North Carolina; Orlando, Florida; Syracuse, New York.

Our mission is to apply Saabâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broad portfolio of products, services and solutions to the local market in the areas of aviation, defense, and homeland security. This strategic capability, combined with strong local units providing, development and manufacturing capability as well as key support and service functions, provides a strong base to meet the needs of our customers in North America. Saab Support and Services, based in Sterling, Virginia, supplies strategic support solutions for an extensive fleet of civil aircraft supplied to regional carriers and government operators around the world. Saab Barracuda LLC, based in Lillington, North Carolina, manufactures multi-spectral camouflage and

heat reducing systems for the Department of Defense, law enforcement, and other government agencies. Saab Training USA, based in Orlando, Florida, develops integrated training and simulation solutions for complex and multi-faceted training requirements. Saab Transponder Tech USA LLC, based in Sterling, Virginia, is a logistics support provider for maritime transportation and security systems featuring the R4 AIS. Saab Sensis Corporation, based in Syracuse, New York, is a global provider of air defense, air traffic control, airline and airport operations management, and data integration and distribution. As a valuable contributor to the defense and security of the U.S., we work hand in hand with U.S. forces at home and abroad. Saab North ­America is dedicated to building customer relationships, strategic partnerships and long-term business development. Learn more about us at www.saabgroup.com/northamerica

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

1,160

Total jobs supported in Washington D.C.

1,105

3

52

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $575,434 $0.2 M

$0.2 M

3,013 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$0.1 M $0.05 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Computer and Electronic Products

Used Or SecondHand Merchandise

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in District of Columbia ABB Amuze Interactive EPiServer Ericsson H&M Kreab Gavin

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Company profile

Lars Björk, CEO

Company profile

Sensys Traffic develops, manufactures and sells state-of-the-art systems for traffic safety and traffic informatics. Our main products are speed and red-light enforcement systems based on Sensys’ in-house radar technology, which provides cutting edge performance while maintaining the highest legal security in the industry. Sensys Traffic AB is the market leader in Scandinavia and the Middle East. Sensys Traffic has an installed base of approximately 3000 systems in 25 countries around the globe. Sensys America Inc is Sensys Traffic’s partner in the USA providing enforcement services to the U.S. market. Sensys America Inc finances, installs, operates and maintains traffic enforcement systems including back-office operation for processing viola­tions as a service to municipal police authorities. Sensys America has installed over 100 enforcement systems in five states in U.S. and was recently awarded the speed- and red-light enforcement contract in Washington D.C. www.sensys.se

Where we are in the United States: Miami, Florida.

IKEA strives to be ‘The Life Improvement Store,’ and since its 1943 founding in Sweden, has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 320 IKEA stores in 38 countries, including 38 in the U.S. IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings company, incorporates sustainable efforts into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. Number of U.S. employees: 12,000 Mike Ward, CEO

For more information, go to: www.ikea-usa.com.

Where we are in the United States: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and several other locations.

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

FLORIDA

10,998 Total jobs supported in Florida

9,136

492

1,360

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

150,576

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $91,738,954 $33.7 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$29.0 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is currently Florida’s top export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles and other transportation equipment, with a potential increase of over $2 billion.

$16.7 M $12.3 M

Transportation Equipment

Machinery, Except Electrical

Computer and Electronic Products

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Florida A PencilAccountancy ABB AkzoNobel Alfa Laval Assa Abloy

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Atlas Copco Avinode Blaklader Bonnier C-rad CellaVision

Cellmark Consilium Marine Dometic Duxiana (Dux Beds) Ekman ESSE Logistics

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Getinge H&M Ikea Infocube J Lindeberg Kahrs International

Lantmannen Unibake Lindorm Munters NavAero Octhera

On the Lime Pan Capital Parkson Podab Polygon Pure Scandi

SAAB Sandvik Sapa Group Securitas Sensys Skanska

Sunnex SWEA System 3R Tele Radio Volvo Group Willy’s Food

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Leif Thorwaldsson, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Atlanta, Georgia.

Company profile

Over the last ten years, PartnerTech US has built its core capabilities around the principle of helping its clients in Information Technology, Industry, CleanTech, MedTech and Instrumentation, Defense and Maritime, and Point of Sale Applications to be more competitive with their mechatronics assemblies. Now, with global changes in economic conditions, our clients’ needs are changing and we’re applying our capabilities in new ways, which help our clients’ businesses become even more competitive. In addition to building components, sub-assemblies, integrated systems, and complete products, we often handle all or parts of our clients’ product development and production processes. As a practice, PartnerTech doesn’t require its clients to adapt to new ways. Instead, the company is known globally for its ability to dynamically adjust its own processes to fit its client’s standard operating procedures—reducing costs, and enhancing competitiveness. Clients who want to enter new markets more quickly and gain market share are using the new PartnerTech US 5,400m2 (58,125 sq. ft) facility in Atlanta to gain a foothold in North America. By applying postponement manufacturing principles, PartnerTech US enables its clients to take advantage

of shorter lead times, reduced inventory levels, and greater product variations to better serve their own clients in North America. From the Atlanta base, products can reach 80% of U.S. consumers within two hours by air and two days by truck. The value of a quick start on new soil means clients can offer local product availability with improved service, too, and client’s results often include steeper early stage growth curves. Similar outcomes are available through PartnerTech’s other facilities in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, the UK, and China. PartnerTech is ready to help businesses grow, especially in situations that require quickly ramping up production, establishing in-country presence, engineering optimal parts flow to produce varied complex assemblies, and the ability to customize the supply chain. 1,300 employees strong, our parent company, PartnerTech AB (www.partnertech. com) with its 100 year old roots, is based in Malmö, Sweden, and is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Exchange. www.partnertech.com

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

GEORGIA

11,704 Total jobs supported in Georgia

10,314

696

694

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

44,465

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $129,915,257 $44.8 M $37.1 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent $34.0 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Chemicals are currently Georgia’s largest export of goods to ­Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be chemicals, with a potential increase of over $550 million.

$13.9 M

Chemicals

Machinery, Except Electrical

Minerals & Ores

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Georgia A&R Carton ABB AkzoNobel Alimak Hek Assa Abloy Atlas Copco

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BMC Consultancy Bruks Cellmark Cerlic Environmental Controls Cint

Digital Route Duxiana (Dux Beds) Elanders Seiz Electrolux Elekta

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Elof Hansson Ericsson Eton of Sweden Eton Systems FlowTech Fridigaire

H&M Hexagon Ikea Meda MölnlyckeHealth Care

Nefab Nordifa Systems Noss PartnerTech Paxxo Polygon

Q-Matic Range Servant Sandvik Sapa Securitas Skaltek

Skanska SKF SSAB Studsvik Syncron Volvo Group

Wackes Weatherly WoodEye

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

HAWAII

986

Total jobs supported in Hawaii

884

4

98

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

8,985

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $723,956 $0.4 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$0.1 M

$0.1 M $0.06 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Fabricated Metal Products

Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities

Predictions of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is Hawaii’s sixth largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that Hawaii’s main export increase to the EU will be within motor vehicles and other transportation equipment, with a potential increase of $20 million.

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Hawaii AkzoNobel Assa Abloy Capital Cooling Securitas

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

IDAHO

629

Total jobs supported in Idaho

442

73

114

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $13,575,049 $8.9 M

44,537 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$3.0 M

Food Manufacturing

$0.9 M

$0.7 M

Paper

Chemicals

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Food manufacturing is Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be processed foods, with a potential increase of $35 million.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Idaho H&M Interverbum Tech Securitas

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Company profile

Company profile

We are a digital agency with 70+ employees around the world. Our goal is to create things that are better, more compelling, functional, informative, useful or entertaining than anything that has been done before. For us it’s never about technology or concepts. It is about building what’s right for your organization, creating something that has a true impact on your business. We only ever build what makes sense.

Jonathan Pettersson President, Nansen Inc.

Where we are in the United States: Chicago, Illinois, New York, New York and Washington D.C.

Sometimes that means delivering a CMS, at other times we only do a conversion review. Or we build in-store kiosks for the 3 million customers of a grocery store chain. Our people are among the best in the business and we come together to deliver outstanding work through the Functional Creativity approach:

«Functional is easy to understand and helps get things done. A function has value. Creativity solves problems, involves, innovates, guides and evolves.» We live by 6 simple rules In the spirit of the Agile methodology we appreciate the things on the right but value those on the left more: • • • • • •

Function over feature Innovation over tradition Simplicity over complexity Visual over written Humanity over categorization Emotional over neutral

All of this has one goal. To make your business better, stronger, and more successful. www.nansen.com

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

ILLINOIS

15,505 Total jobs supported in Illinois

13,409

1,142

954

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

274,790

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $213,162,755 $78.4 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent $60.1 M

$53.4 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Non-electrical machinery is Illinois’ second largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be non-electrical machinery, with a potential increase of $1.3 billion.

$21.3 M

Waste and Scrap

Machinery, Except Electrical

Computer and Electronic Products

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Illinois ABB AkzoNobel Alfa Laval Assa Abloy Atlas Copco Axelent Backer Group BeCause Beckers

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Beijer Electronics Bjorn Borg Blueair Bonnier BTS Camfil Farr CEJN Celemi Cellmark

Cision Clean Oil Technology Combi Wear Parts Comfort Audio Concentric Delaval Direct Link Duxiana (Dux

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Beds) Eleiko Sports EPiServer Ericsson EWAB Engineering Getinge H&M Hexagon HMS Industrial

Networks IFS Ikea Infocube Interverbum Tech Konftel Lantmannen Unibake

Marianne StrokirkSalons Meda Pharmaceuticals Mediaplanet Mentice Microdata Telecom Nansen Nefab

NIBE Nord-Lock Opsis Orc Software Oxeon Parkson Perfect Fools Perten Instruments Polygon

Possio Pronova Qliktech Qualisys Redsense Medical Roxen Sandvik Sapa Securitas

Sievert Industries SKF Smedbo SSAB Stille Surgical Superbolt Swede Cakes Swedish Bakery

Swedish CovenantHospital Swedish-American- Museum Syncron System 3R Tawi Tetra Pak Tre Kronor

Trelleborg Ursviken Volvo Group Wedevåg Tools Wikstrom Specialty Foods

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

INDIANA

6,189

Total jobs supported in Indiana

5,452

279

458

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $52,113,461 $18.6 M

$17.8 M

60,319 U.S. residents of Swedish descent Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Primary metal manufacturing is one of Indianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be metals and metal products, with a ­potential increase of $399 million.

$8.7 M $7.0 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Computer and Electronic Products

Primary Metal Manufacturing

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Indiana AkzoNobel Alfa Laval Atlas Copco Camfil Farr Dometic H&M

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Hexagon L-Kopia Mobile Climate Control Sapa Scania

SECO Tools System 3R Securitas Trelleborg Sensor Control Skanska SKF Suzuki Garphyttan

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IOWA

7,100

Total jobs supported in Iowa

6,631

222

247

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $41,354,634 $17.7 M

93,537 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$8.3 M

$7.8 M

$7.6 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Food Manufacturing

Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Non-electrical machinery is Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be other machinery, with a potential increase of $367 million. All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Iowa AkzoNobel Alfa Laval Assa Abloy SECO Tools Securitas SSAB

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KANSAS

2,495

Total jobs supported in Kansas

2,210

62

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Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $11,516,741 $5.3 M

68,417 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$3.6 M

$1.5 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Transportation Equipment

$1.1 M

Computer and Electronic Products

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is Kansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; second largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be other transportation equipment, with a potential increase of $278 million.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Kansas ABB AkzoNobel Ericsson Haldex Husqvarna

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KMT Waterjet Systems Securitas SKF Systemair

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KENTUCKY

5,019

Total jobs supported in Kentucky

3,978

739

302

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $137,878,658 $124 M

13,801 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

Chemicals

$3.3 M

$2.7 M

$8.0 M

Wood Products

Machinery, Except Electrical

All Others

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Kentucky AAK ABB AkzoNobel Atlas Copco Cellmark Dometic

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Golden Brands H&M Polygon SCA Securitas SKF

Swedish Match

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Company profile

Poul Jeppesen, CEO

Where we are in the United States: SKF USA has its corporate offices in Lansdale, PA and operates facilities in over 22 states with over 6,000 employees.

Company profile

SKF USA Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of SKF Group, a global technology company founded over 100 years ago in Gothen­burg, Sweden. SKF is today the world’s leading manufacturer of rolling bearings and offers seals, lubrication, linear motion, mechatronics and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services and training. During 2012, SKF Group had approx­imately $10 billion in sales, supported by 46,775 dedicated employees and 15,000 trusted distributors. SKF Group has operations in 130 countries and more than 120 manufacturing sites, 30 of which are here in the United States. SKF USA has its corporate offices in Lansdale, PA and operates facilities in over 22 states with over 6,000 employees. It provides customized application engineer­ing solutions via its global SKF Solutions Factory network including U.S. sites in Houston, Texas, Cleveland, Ohio and coming next to the Birmingham, Alabama area. SKF innovation delivers engineered solutions that improve environmental performance through its unique understanding of the interrelationship between machine components and industrial processes. This knowledge enables SKF to deliver products and services that can reduce friction and maximize mechanical performance over the entire machine’s lifecycle. This increases energy efficiency, extends equipment life and conserves natural resources, which in turn helps to reduce environmental impact. We call this approach SKF Asset Life Cycle Management, and it’s a comprehensive combination of knowledge and technology that has streamlined SKF’s ability to deliver real-world solutions that

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optimize performance over the entire machinery service life cycle. In 2012, SKF launched the Beyond Zero™ portfolio, which includes products and solutions that help our customers improve overall effectiveness, making them more successful and profitable, while minimizing their environmental impact. Products range from low-friction E2 bearings, ideal for electric motors, to highly reliable and accurate linear actuators that allow solar panels to closely follow the sun to increase power output. This portfolio complements our initiative started in 2005 to reduce the environmental impact from our operations, and SKF is proud to have its USA headquarters as an LEED Platinum rated workplace, the first for an industrial concern in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Today SKF has, or is developing, 18 different offices, warehouses and manufacturing facilities around the world, including India, China and Russia, that will conform to LEED guidelines. About our CEO Poul Jeppesen, a native of Aalborg in Denmark, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of SKF USA Inc, a position he has held since January, 2010. In February, 2011 he became a member of the global SKF Group management team and in addition to his role as the head of SKF USA Inc. he supports certain Group initiatives in the North America region. www.skf.com

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LOUISIANA

3,009

Total jobs supported in Louisiana

2,579

120

310

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Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $22,475,058 $9.5 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$8.0 M

$3.2 M $1.8 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Chemicals

11,476

Food Manufacturing

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Louisiana ABB AkzoNobel Atlas Copco Combimix Jacobi Carbons Kockum Sonics

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Noss Polygon Readsoft Sapa Securitas SKF

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MAINE

2,703

Total jobs supported in Maine

2,579

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Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $3,743,061 $1.5 M

24,369 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$1.0 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is Maine’s second largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be other transportation equipment, with a potential increase of $32 million.

$0.7 M $0.5 M

Fish, Fresh/Chilled/ Frozen & Other Marine Products

Transportation Equipment

Machinery, Except Electrical

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Maine ABB AkzoNobel Ekman H&M Mölnlycke Health Care Securitas

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

MARYLAND

7,252

Total jobs supported in Maryland

6,483

307

462

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $57,270,556 $20.8 M $18.9 M

$9.4 M

Transportation Equipment

Chemicals

U.S. residents of Swedish descent Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is Marylandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles and other transportation equipment, with a potential increase of over $1.7 billion.

$8.2 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

34,801

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Maryland AkzoNobel AstraZeneca Atlas Copco Bergvik Biolin Scientific H&M

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Ikea Polygon Securitas SKF Sunair Awnings Tetra Pak

Volvo Group Xdin

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Company profile

QlikTech is the company behind QlikView, the leading Business Discovery platform that delivers user-driven business intelligence (BI). Our mission, “Simplifying decisions for everyone, everywhere,” is about harnessing the real potential of data – big and small – and unleashing its power to change the world.

Lars Björk, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Company headquarters Radnor, Pennsylvania; and locations in Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago; Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Francisco, California; New York, New York.

QlikTech was founded in Sweden in 1993 with the aim of solving critical problems for organizations of all sizes, including the largest global enterprises. More than 27,000 customers in 100 countries depend on us to support their most important decisions. Our success has placed us in the top three of Forbes’ 2012 list of America’s 25 fastest-growing tech companies, alongside Apple and LinkedIn. We’ve pioneered new ways of transforming data into meaningful information. QlikTech’s QlikView Business Discovery platform makes data associative, creating easily-understandable visual relationships across multiple, complex data sources. It enables intuitive user-driven analysis with data governance that can be implemented in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. The patented in-memory associative search technology QlikTech pioneered

allows users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. The QlikView Business Discovery platform’s app-driven model works with existing BI solutions, offering an immersive mobile and social, collaborative experience. But QlikView is about a lot more than that. It’s about helping doctors better diagnose and treat children. It’s about assisting police in catching criminals faster than ever. It’s about showing governments how they can serve the people better. It’s even about helping fishermen figure out when and where they can catch the most fish. In other words, QlikView is about you. Business Discovery is a whole new way of doing things that puts the business user in control. Unlike traditional BI, where just a few people are involved in insight creation, Business Discovery enables everyone to create insight. With QlikView, businesses can take insight to the edges of their organization, enabling every business user to do their jobs smarter and faster than ever. www.qlikview.com/us

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MASSACHUSETTS

7,348

Total jobs supported in Massachusetts

6,189

644

515

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

117,795

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $120,099,661 $44.3 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$39.7 M

Computer and Electronic Products

$18.7 M

$17.3 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Chemicals

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Chemicals are currently Massachusetts’ third largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be chemicals, with a potential increase of $1.2 billion. All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Massachusetts AkzoNobel Anoto AstraZeneca Autoliv Axis Communications

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Caddy Clean CMA Microdialysis COMSOL Multi­ physics Duxiana (Dux Beds)

Flintec H&M Hexagon IAR Systems IFS Ikea

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Jowa KMT Lasermax Metro Munters

Mydata Automation Nefab Neoventa Medical Nolek Northern Parklife

Perstorp PIAB Polygon Qliktech SECO Tools Securitas

Signal Processing Devices Silex Microsystems Skanska Strategic TestCorporation

Studsvik Swedish Match TFS Trial Form Support Tobii Trelleborg

Trix Systems Unfors RaySafe

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MICHIGAN

14,260 Total jobs supported in Michigan

13,114

474

672

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $88,532,272 $27.9 M

$25.7 M

$25.5 M

Transportation Equipment

Computer and Electronic Products

U.S. residents of Swedish descent Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles, with a potential increase of $10.1 billion.

$9.4 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

152,086

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Michigan ABB AkzoNobel Assa Abloy Atlas Copco Autoliv Camfil Farr

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Hexagon Ikea KMT Movimento Munters Nederman

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SwedishBiogas Int. Systemair Trelleborg Wennberg

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Company profile

ABioNova was founded in 2008 by Per Carlsson from Gothenburg, Sweden. He has extensive experience working with bioenergy technology and boiler systems, primarily for clients such as municipal utilities, schools, housing authorities, housing associations and industries. The company is based in Lerum and Onsala, Sweden and in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Anders Persson, President

Where we are in the United States: Saint Louis Park, Minnesota. Distributor: Woodmaster, Red Lake Falls, Minnesota.

Our boiler systems have been adapted to the strict U.S. and Canadian safety requirements for pressure vessels and electrical control equipment. “The conversion of our products to various American demands has been a long process. In 2012, we manufactured and sold ten systems. We expect to double that number this year. The future looks very bright,” says Per Carlsson. ABioNova boiler systems are marketed and distributed by the company Woodmaster with dealers in 25 U.S. states and seven provinces in Canada. “There are considerable opportunities for development, and the market for environmentally friendly, low maintenance and economical biomass boiler systems is growing,” says Per Carlsson, who also devotes much of his time to educating and lecturing in the field. During the establishment process, ABioNova and Per Carlsson have received support and assistance from the BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, an organization that works to develop the bioenergy industry in Minnesota. “Per Carlsson has approached the U.S. market in an ideal way. He has

taken time to get to know the market and to create relationships with the right people. He has brought with him both technology and knowledge to the U.S., which is far behind Sweden in the use of bioenergy,” says Dale Wahlstrom, CEO and President of BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. ABioNova was awarded Adventurer of the Year 2011 by Business Region Gothenburg. The award goes to a company that has been especially courageous and creative in the past year. “In a short period of time we have established production of our products in the U.S., which is a very large, but also a very young market in terms of bioenergy” says Per Carlsson. For more information, please contact: Per Carlsson, owner and CEO of ABioNova, tel +1 320 295 0920 /+46 736 42 55 89, per.carlsson@abionova.se ABioNova sells boiler systems with NovaReg combustion control in the range of 340-6800 MBTU. The boiler systems for the American market are manufactured in the United States by ABioNova and distributed and marketed by Woodmaster in Minnesota. Customers include schools, hospitals, energy providers, housing authorities, housing associations, industrial companies and others. ABioNova also markets and sells woodchip and pellet boiler systems and control systems in the Swedish market. Distributor: www.woodmaster.com www.abionova.com PROUD MEMBER

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

MINNESOTA 6,653

Total jobs supported in Minnesota

5,599

609

445

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $113,703,219 $50.1 M

470,740 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$32.3 M $19.2 M $12.1 M

Transportation Equipment

Computer and Electronic Products

Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is Minnesota’s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export ­increase to the EU will be motor vehicles, with a potential increase of $1.7 billion.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Minnesota ABioNova Assa Abloy Evidenzer Getinge Group H&M IFS

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Safegate Airport Systems Securitas SSAB Surgical Science Swegon

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MISSISSIPPI 1,127

Total jobs supported in Mississippi

884

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Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $9,526,896 $3.9 M

7,155 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$2.1 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Paper is Mississippi’s fourth largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that Mississippi’s main export increase to the EU will be within wood and paper products, with a potential increase of $195 million.

$2.1 M $1.4 M

Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities

Machinery, Except Electrical

Nonmetallic ­Mineral Products

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Mississippi ABB AkzoNobel Camfil Farr Haglöf Securitas

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Company profile

Company profile

T-Kartor delivers geospatial services and products (maps and charts) that set a new standard for flexibility, rapidness, responsiveness and accuracy. This is achieved using our Database Centric Approach and proprietary Cartographic Production System (CPS).

Christer Kjellkvist, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, with an additional office in New York City, New York.

History T-Kartor AB was founded in Kristianstad in southern Sweden in 1985 using computers to create maps in a more efficient way. T-Kartor has since then enjoyed constant growth and now has more than 140 employees in six countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, UK and USA. T-Kartor’s unique value proposition T-Kartor focuses on two main domains, city and military mapping, in which we have several core knowledge areas, including public transit, the urban landscape and both air and sea navigation. Today we work with some of the world’s leading major cities and military organisations. City mapping T-Kartor’s longest standing city customer is Transport for London, a relationship which started in 2000. Today the Legible London mapping database, produced by T-Kartor, is used to generate over 26,000 unique maps for walking, biking and public transit journeys all over London. If you have visited London during the last five years you will almost certainly have seen or used our maps.

Our mapping regularly wins top international awards recognizing its design and graphic quality, as well as the data-driven processes we have pioneered and continue to develop. Military mapping T-Kartor’s Database-centric approach is especially suitable for military mapping, where there is a demand for rapidness, responsiveness, flexibility, accuracy and information security. We deliver aeronautical and hydrographic production services for NATO nations in Europe and during 2012 began production for the U.S. Military. T-Kartor in the U.S. T-Kartor USA, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of T-Kartor Group, has its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, with an additional office in NYC. Since 2008, T-Kartor USA has gone through a transformation from a software development organization to a security cleared organization delivering Geospatial Intelligence Services and Products derived from our Database Centric Cartographic Production System. As such, we deliver services and products to the US.. military. In 2011, T-Kartor USA signed a five year contract with the New York City Department of Transport to produce all of their city mapping. www.t-kartor.com

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MISSOURI

6,343

Total jobs supported in Missouri

5,599

302

442

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $56,306,757 $37.3 M

57,749 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$10.7 M

Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components

$4.4 M

$3.9 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Fabricated Metal Products

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Non-electrical machinery is Missouri’s second largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be other machinery, with a potential ­increase of $107 million.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Missouri ABB AkzoNobel Assa Abloy Atlas Copco Camfil Farr DeLaval

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Elekta Famek H&M Haldex Northstar Battery Company

Polygon Securitas SKF T-Kartor Tetra Pak Volvo Group

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MONTANA

447

Total jobs supported in Montana

295

76

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Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $14,162,479 $11.6 M

32,079 U.S. residents of Swedish descent Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Chemicals are currently Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be chemicals, with a potential increase of $80 million.

$1.5 M $0.2 M Chemicals

Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities

Agricultural Products

$0.8 M All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Montana Sandvik Securitas

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NEBRASKA

1,375

Total jobs supported in Nebraska

1,179

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Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $7,421,930 $2.4 M

$2.3 M $2.0 M

Transportation Equipment

Food Manufacturing

U.S. residents of Swedish descent Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is Nebraskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles, with a potential increase of $185 million.

$0.7 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

84,029

All Others

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NEVADA

2,169

Total jobs supported in Nevada

1,916

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195

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $10,850,879 $4.3 M

34,216 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$3.4 M

$1.7 M

Computer and Electronic Products

Machinery, Except Electrical

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Miscellaneous manufactured commodities are Nevada’s seventh largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that Nevada’s main export increase to the EU will be within ­miscellaneous manufacturing, with a potential increase of $31 million.

$1.5 M

Chemicals

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Nevada AkzoNobel Assa Abloy Boblbee Elekta H&M

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Health Profile Institute Perimed Sandvik Securitas

SKF Volvo Group

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

1,620

Total jobs supported in New Hampshire

1,326

183

111

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $34,104,427 $11.7 M

$10.7 M

26,745 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$6.4 M

Computer and Electronic Products

Machinery, Except Electrical

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Non-electrical machinery is New Hampshire’s second largest ­export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be other machinery, with a potential increase of $76 million.

$5.3 M

Plastics & Rubber Products

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in New Hampshire AprioMed Enea H&M Ingate Systems Nefab Prenax

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Securitas Sivers IMA Specops Software Sprague Operating Resources Trelleborg

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Company profile

H책kan Samuelsson, CEO and President

Where we are in the United States:

Company profile

Volvo Cars develops, designs, and manufactures premium cars sold in the U.S. market. Volvo Cars has the highest standards in customer satisfaction, quality, improved fuel economy, reductions of exhaust emissions and occupant safety protection. Volvo Cars has the knowledge and experience from 80 years of producing high quality cars sold on a world market. Volvo Cars has a supplier base that is able to supply parts with a consistenty high quality and this is all carefully embedded into the design of new car models. The company has also constantly been on the forefront of the technical development of advanced in-vehicle systems offering the latest advancements in comfort and convenience while also providing improved driving performance and reduced fuel consumption.

In 2007, Volvo Cars launched its Vision 2020. This vision states that by the year 2020, no one is to be killed or injured in a new Volvo. This is a unique, bold and far-reaching statement unparalleled by any other manufacturer. Volvo Cars is, however, determined to strive towards this target. Offering increasingly safer products is of high societal benefit, reducing human pain and suffering at the same time as reducing the economic burden for society. Volvo Cars also has a large supplier base in the U.S. Volvo Car Group suppliers have skilled, high level engineers that produce advanced technologies. www.volvocars.com

Volvo Cars of North America, Rockleigh, New Jersey.

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NEW JERSEY 8,196

Total jobs supported in New Jersey

6,778

757

661

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

50,811

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $141,333,161 $47.7 M

$46.8 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Chemicals are New Jersey’s second largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be chemicals, with a potential increase of $1.7 billion.

$25.8 M $21.0 M

Computer and Electronic Products

Chemicals

Machinery, Except Electrical

All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in New Jersey 3gamma AAK ABB AkzoNobel Allard Assa Abloy

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Atlas Copco Atollic Biolin Scientific Camfil Farr Cellmark Cint

Duxiana (Dux Beds) Ekman Elmo Leather Erasteel Ericsson

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Getinge Gyros H&M Hasselblad Holmen

Iggesund Paperboard Ikea Meda Metenova Moberg Derma

Nederman Nobel Biocare Nordea Oticon Medical Pictura PlymoVent

Polygon Revent Sandvik Securitas Sjögren(Whibco, Inc.)

Skanska Spectrogon System 3R Tectubes Tetra Pak VBG Group

Volvo Cars Volvo Group

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Company profile

ABB’s North American operations are headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and provide oversight for more than 30,000 employees (27,000 in the U.S.) in multiple manufacturing, service, engineering, ­research and other major facilities. ABB’s Power ­division headquarters for North America are in ­nearby Raleigh, North Carolina.

Greg Scheu, ABB Inc. President and CEO, Region Division Manager for U.S. and North America Ulrich Spiesshofer – ABB Ltd. CEO, based in Zurich, Switzerland (global CEO)

Where we are in the United States: Corporate Headquarters for North America are located in Cary, North Carolina, with dozens of locations throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2012, the United States became ABB’s largest market, in terms of revenues, for the first time in company history. This was enabled in large part by three significant U.S.- based acquisitions since 2010: utility enterprise software provider Ventyx (for approx. $1 billion); industrial motors and generators maker Baldor Electric Company (app. $4.2 billion); and power electronics provider Thomas & Betts (app. $3.9 billion). In 2013, ABB added another acquisition, solar inverter maker Power-One (app. $1 billion), significantly increasing ABB’s presence in the solar industry. ABB is the world’s leading Power and Automation technology company, enabling utility and ­industrial customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The company itself has been around for more than 130 years, but the organization as it is known today came about in 1988 with the mega-merger of Sweden’s ASEA with ­Switzerland’s Brown Boveri, and simply became known as “ABB.” ABB’s Corporate Headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, though the company maintains a major presence within Sweden. ABB today operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. The company had $39 billion in revenue in 2012

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and invests more than $1.5 billion into research and development every year. ABB is the world’s leading provider of transmission and distribution equipment for the power grid and renewable energy sources such as Wind and Solar, and a leading proponent of grid modernization – the “Smart Grid” – with a wide range of transmission and distribution grid management technologies and innovations that are transforming today’s antiquated power system for the 21st century. ABB operates under five global divisions centered around power and automation: • • • • •

Power Systems North American Division President: Anders Sjoelin Power Products N.A. Division President: Roger Bailey Discrete Automation & Motion N.A. Division President: Ron Tucker Low Voltage Products N.A. Division President: Charles Treadway Process Automation N.A. Division President: Jon Olson

ABB provides its customers with greater energy efficiency, grid reliability and industrial productivity, while lowering environmental impact. For more information, visit: www.abb.com, or for more information about ABB in the U.S., visit: www.abb.us.

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NEW MEXICO 895

Total jobs supported in New Mexico

737

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Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

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Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $3,715,505 $2.9 M

16,809 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$0.4 M $0.1 M Food Manufacturing

Computer and Electronic Products

Primary Metal Manufacturing

$0.3 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Primary metal manufacturing is one of New Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be metals and metal products, with a potential increase of $72 million.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in New Mexico AkzoNobel Securitas Tetra Pak

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Tobii Technology is the global leader in eye tracking and gaze interaction, a technology that allows computers to know exactly where you are looking. Tobii’s vision is to bring eye tracking to every computer. It has transformed research in many fields and enabled communication for thousands of people with special needs.

Henrik Eskilsson, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Tobii has offices in Falls Church, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts; and New York, New York.

Tobii has received numerous awards for its technology and innovations, business and entrepreneurship. In 2012 Tobii was awarded World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and European Business Awards National Champion, and at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Tobii received four ‘best of show’ honors. Based in Sweden, Tobii has a global presence, with offices in the U.S., China, Germany, Japan and Norway, as well as a worldwide network of resellers and partners. Gaze interaction Tobii has partnered with the world’s leading software developers and hardware manufacturers to bring gaze interaction into the consumer market. Tobii delivers comprehensive, market-leading gaze solutions and OEM eye-tracking components for the PC, gaming and automotive industries.

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Its technology is also being implemented in niche applications such as medical diagnostics, medical imaging, security, and operator control. Analysis solutions With more than 1,000 commercial and 600 academic customers Tobii is the global leader of eye tracking technology for behavioral, usability and market research. By studying eye movements or what people are paying attention to, researchers can gain objective insights that help them draw conclusions, make assessments or improve products or interfaces. Tobii offers the most robust and accurate eye trackers in the world for research in both laboratory and in-field research. Assistive technology With more than 10,000, users Tobii Technology is the world leading provider of assistive communication devices using gaze interaction. By providing communication and computer access to people with communication and rehabilitative disabilities, such as spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy or ALS, it helps them to live fuller, richer, more independent lives. For more information, visit: www.tobii.com

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NEW YORK

21,704 Total jobs supported in New York

19,597

714

1,393

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

124,825

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $133,157,516 $65.2 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Chemicals are New York’s fourth largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that New York’s main export increase to the EU will be chemicals, with a potential increase of $1.9 billion.

$28.5 M $22.1 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Computer and Electronic Products

$17.4 M

Used Or SecondHand Merchandise

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Cinnober Columbitech Direct Link Duxiana(Dux Beds) Efva Attling Eldan Elof Hansson Elsa and Me Ericsson Esselte

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Eton of Sweden Face Stockholm Fika Espresso Bar Fjällräven Gant Getinge H&M Höganäs Hyper Island IDTM Ikea

Interverbum Tech Investor Growth Capital J. Lindeberg Just Scandinavian Karlssons Vodka (Private Brands) Kasthall Keybroker Kreab Gavin Anderson

Kunskapsskolan Magoo 3D Studios Mannheimer-SwartlingAdvokatbyrå Mediaplanet Medius Software Mercuri Urval Metro Micronic Laser Systems

Mobiento Monterosa MPS Broadband Nansen Nefab Net Insight Nordberg Capital Nordea Orc Software Panopticon Paradox Interactive

Perimed Plantagon International Polarn O Pyret Purity Vodka Qliktech Raysearch Revolutionwear Rodebjer SAAB Sandvik

SCA SEB Securitas Skanska SKF Sockerbit Spotify Sprague Operating Resources Svedka Vodka Swedbank

SvenskaHandelsbanken Tbricks Teleopti Titanx EngineCooling Trollbäck + Company Universum Communication Inc WeAretheSuperla-

tiveConspiracy Westmatic Corporation Whispr Group X5 Music Group

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Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and a range of small domestic appliances.

Keith McLoughlin, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Charlotte, North Carolina (North America HQ); Kinston, North Carolina; Anderson, South Carolina; Memphis, Tennessee; Springfield, Tennessee; St. Cloud, Minnesota

Founded in 1919 and headquartered in Stockholm, the Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. Brands in the United States include Electrolux, Frigidaire and Eureka. We have a very strong presence in the North American appliance market and are a leader in major appliances. Our company sells 1 out of every 3 cooking products, 1 out of 2 top freezer refrigerator products and 3 out of 5 freezers in the United States.

Electrolux in the U.S. is dedicated to continued innovation and high end product design. To achieve this, the company in 2013 inaugurated a new $266 million, state-of-the-art cooking products facility in Memphis, Tennessee. It also announced a significant expansion of its North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, expecting to add more than 800 jobs in the state by 2017. In total the Electrolux Group employs more than 8,700 people in the United States, with centers for R&D, design, distribution and manufacturing located around the country. www.group.electrolux.com

As the only appliance brand to serve both professional and consumer needs, Electrolux has adapted its professional-grade technologies to provide consumers with restaurant-like results and industry leading features. We are also the only full line supplier with major, small and professional appliances.

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NORTH CAROLINA

14,751

Total jobs supported in North Carolina

13,261

811

679

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

54,843

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $151,354,761 $62.7 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent $41.7 M $26.0 M

Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components

Machinery, Except Electrical

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is one of North Carolina’s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles, with a ­potential increase of $887 million.

$20.9 M

Transportation Equipment

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in North Carolina ABB Absolent Aerocrine Ahlberg (Brokk) AkzoNobel Ascom

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Assa Abloy Atlas Copco Axjo BioGaia Biologics Biotage Bonakemi

Bromma Camfil Farr Cellmark Chemrec Coverbind Dellner Couplers

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Dustcontrol Duxiana (Dux Beds) Electrolux Elmo Leather Ericsson

Eurostep Gompute Granlund H&M Haldex Hexagon

Hexpol Holms Husqvarna Idcon IFS Ikea

Imix JanSwedeClog Limab Ludvig Svensson Mercodia Munktell

Nabla Communications Nederman Ohlins Pergo Qliktech

Readsoft SAAB Securitas Skanska SKF

Trelleborg Vaculex Volvo Group Windak Xdin

Swedish Yarn Import

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NORTH DAKOTA

210

Total jobs supported in North Dakota

147

3

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Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $579,639 $0.26 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$0.22 M

$0.04 M

Computer and Electronic Products

Machinery, Except Electrical

31,415

Agricultural Products

$0.06 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Non-electrical machinery is North Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be other machinery, with a potential increase of $67 million.

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BabyBjörn AB is a Swedish family-owned company that develops, markets and distributes innovative products for children aged 0-3 years. Turnover amounted to 400 million SEK in the financial year 2011-2012. 95% of sales consisted of exports to 50 countries. The company was founded in 1961 and employs around 100 people. BabyBjörn AB won the Swedish Export Award 2005 and the company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011.

Björn Jakobson, founder

Where we are in the United States:

When BabyBjörn was started in 1961, the founder, Björn Jakobson, had a clear business concept: “To make life easier for families with small children by developing safe and innovative products of the highest quality for children up to three years.”



BabyBjörn remains a Swedish family company, but today our products can be found all over the world, and the original business concept has stood the test of time, just like the quality of our products. 
Trends have come and gone, but small children’s need for security and closeness has not changed. To date, more than 30 million children have been carried by their mothers and fathers in BABYBJÖRN baby carriers. They’ve put great faith in us, and we are incredibly proud that we have been able to contribute to bringing parents and children closer to one another – today, as much as when we first began. Distributor USA: BabySwede LLC More info on our website: www.babybjorn.com

Cleveland, Ohio.

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OHIO

10,970 Total jobs supported in Ohio

8,694

1,429

847

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

75,417

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $266,591,535 $178 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Chemicals are Ohio’s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be chemicals, with a potential increase of $950 million.

$45.8 M $27.4 M

Chemicals

Machinery, Except Electrical

$15.3 M Transportation Equipment

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Ohio ABB AkzoNobel Aptilo Atlas Copco BabyBjörn BabySwede

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Carmel Pharma Dometic Ekman Elof Hansson Emba Machinery Expolinc

H&M Hexagon Hexpol IFS Ikea Jacobi Carbons

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Kinetico LKAB Mabtech Nordic Lights America Perstorp

Perstorp Polyols Polygon Scanacon SECO Tools Securitas Setrab

SKF SSAB Svetruck Trelleborg Vitex Volvo Group

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OKLAHOMA 3,016

Total jobs supported in Oklahoma

2,652

93

271

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $17,391,719 $7.7 M

26,031 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$5.2 M $3.1 M $1.4 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Chemicals

Transportation Equipment

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Chemicals are one of Oklahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be chemicals, with a potential increase of $59 million.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Oklahoma 3 Nine ABB Assa Abloy Gunnebo Johnson Roxtec Securitas

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OREGON

3,290

Total jobs supported in Oregon

2,579

426

285

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $79,521,514 $33.9 M

114,711 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$25.8 M

$12.8 M $7.0 M

Computer and Electronic Products

Transportation Equipment

Machinery, Except Electrical

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is one of Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles, with a potential increase of $121 million.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Oregon ABB AkzoNobel Atlas Copco Camfil Farr Cellmark Ekman

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H&M Handheld Ikea Polygon Sapa SECO Tools

Securitas Skanska SPM Instrument Swedish Hospital Swedish Roots in Oregon

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Swedish School in Portland Trelleborg

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PENNSYLVANIA

14,049

Total jobs supported in Pennsylvania

12,377

723

949

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

105,364

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $134,892,399 $70.6 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Primary metal manufacturing is one of Pennsylvania’s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be metals and metal products, with a potential increase of $1.8 billion.

$30.5 M $19.0 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Primary Metal Manufacturing

$14.8 M

Computer and Electronic Products

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Pennsylvania ABB Akers AkzoNobel Alfa Laval Assa Abloy Atlas Copco

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Avinode BTS Campbell, Westlind & Associates LLC Cellmark

Duxiana (Dux Beds) Ikea

Elof Hansson Flexlink Systems H&M Haldex Höganäs

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Metro Mobile Climate Control Nederman Nordic Biosite

Nord Lock Perimed PipeChain QlikTech Rapid Granulator Rottne

Sandvik Sapa SCA Scandinavian Touch SECO Tools

Securitas Skanska SKF Specops Software SSAB Superbolt

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum Thermo-CalcSoftware Trelleborg

Universal Space Network Volvo Group Xdin

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RHODE ISLAND

479

Total jobs supported in Rhode Island

368

31

80

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $5,799,279 $3.4 M

18,752 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$1.1 M

$0.9 M $0.4 M Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components

Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities

Waste And Scrap

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Electrical machinery is one of Rhode Island’s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be other machinery, with a potential ­increase of $25 million.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Rhode Island AkzoNobel Bonnier H&M Hexagon Securitas Sundstrom Safety

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Company profile

Anders Persson, President

Where we are in the United States: Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia and locations in North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania (and will soon also be operating in South Carolina).

Company profile

The most committed engineering & IT consultants Xdin develops and delivers expertise for world leading companies by providing specialized engineering services either on-site with customers or in our own offices.

Our mission is to build long term relationships and support both local U.S. companies and global organizations across borders with the engineering know-how and expertise available to us within Xdin and the Alten Group.

With 1,100 employees and offices in Sweden and the USA, Xdin is a part of the ALTEN Group, an international leader in technology consulting and engineering with 15,750 employees in 14 countries worldwide. Our American headquarters for Xdin Inc. opened in 1997 in Virginia Beach, VA. In 2012, we opened an additional regional office in Greensboro, NC.

One of our absolute success factors here in the USA has been that we can provide critical engineering competence, product and process experience, from Sweden/Europe to Swedish/European corporations operating here in the US. Besides providing specific engineering expertise, our international employees often act as informal liaison engineers, helping to facilitate collaboration by bridging the gap between different business cultures and languages.

Currently, we have 40 employees in the USA, and all of our consultants are highly committed engineers with relevant university educations to back up the extensive experience that makes them a key part of our customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; daily operations. Our core values are commitment, expertise, and sensitivity to our customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs.

Xdin is a dynamic employer and we constantly provide job opportunities in the United States for both American and international talent. Our global organization allows our employees to explore international careers, both for foreign engineers wanting to come to the USA and for American engineers wanting to find challenges in Europe.

Xdin is a fast growing company and we are active primarily within the automotive, energy, telecom and manufacturing sectors.

www.xdin.com

Services we provide include: Mechanical Design Engineering, Product Testing & Quality Assurance, Project Management, Analysis & Simulation, Electronics & Software development, System & Application development, Design & Visualization, PLM & CAD training. PROUD MEMBER

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

SOUTH CAROLINA

10,460

Total jobs supported in South Carolina

9,430

717

313

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $133,793,593 $68.6 M

21,801 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$35.4 M $22.4 M $7.4 M Machinery, Except Electrical

Chemicals

Transportation Equipment

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is one of South Carolina’s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles, with a ­potential increase of over $27 billion.

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in South Carolina ABB AkzoNobel Assa Abloy Atlas Copco Grand Forest Haldex

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Infocube Mala Geoscience Mölnlycke Health Care Ovako Securitas

Selden Mast SKF Texo Trelleborg Xdin

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SOUTH DAKOTA

369

Total jobs supported in South Dakota

295

6

68

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $1,140,968 $0.63 M

29,459 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$0.23 M $0.12 M

Computer and Electronic Products

Machinery, Except Electrical

Transportation Equipment

$0.16 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is one of South Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles, with a potential increase of $47 million.

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Securitas AB is a global knowledge leader in security, founded in Sweden in 1934. From a broad range of services of specialized guarding, mobile security services, remote guarding and corporate risk management, we customize our service offerings in order to deliver the most effective security. Everywhere from small stores to international airports, our 300,000 employees are making a difference in 52 countries.

Alf Göransson, CEO

Where we are in the United States: US headquarters in Parsippany, NJ and operating center in Westlake Village, CA. Five regional offices overseeing 200+ local branch operations that service all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Securitas USA is the most locally-focused security company in the United States, with over 640 local branch managers and approximately 90,000 security officers who provide unmatched security solutions to meet the specific needs of thousands of customers, including a majority of the Fortune 1000 companies. In response to a growing need for cost-effective security, Securitas USA has created an alternative – Integrated Guarding – to supplement traditional on-site guarding. Today, security is a top concern for virtually every business owner and executive in America. But simultaneously, businesses are under constant pressure to operate as efficiently as possible while seeking to implement cost-control/reduction initiatives. Integrated Guarding by Securitas USA is the new alternative to obtaining the most efficient use of security resources without compromising quality. With cutting-edge technology and the largest mobile patrol force in North America, Securitas USA officers can now provide vital security functions that rely on friendly, consistent human interaction in non-traditional ways. Through Mobile Guarding, small and medium size businesses have affordable access to traditional

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security offerings such as patrols, property inspections, and alarm response services – which are typically only available to larger corporations. “It is a major opportunity to further differentiate ourselves from other security services companies and offer innovative, site-specific alternatives to traditional guarding,” says Alf Göransson, CEO Securitas AB. Mobile Guarding combines real-time technology with mobile security officers to provide security when it’s needed, and in turn creates a cost-efficient and customized security solution. Integrated Guarding combines all three of Securitas USA’s guarding services — On-site, Remote, and Mobile Guarding – to provide a comprehensive, cutting edge security alternative. Securitas USA is able to offer value-added security services to fit any customer’s needs, and through its affiliated companies and specialty divisions, Securitas provides a much broader range of security solutions that can add significant value to any organization in the United States and across the world. One of its affiliated companies, Pinkerton, has the expertise and vast array of supporting resources to deliver reliable personal protection on an international basis. Pinkerton’s highly skilled and trained agents provide protection for corporate leaders, politicians and diplomats with services ranging from executive drivers, protective escorts and VIP security. By offering industry-leading operations, human resources and technology platforms, Securitas USA helps provide competitive value for our clients’ security investments. www.securitasinc.com

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TENNESSEE 9,973

Total jobs supported in Tennessee

9,136

382

455

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $71,268,688 $28.5 M

35,357 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$23.8 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

$9.5 M

$9.5 M

Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities

Transportation Equipment

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is one of Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles, with a potential increase of $921 million. All Others

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Camfil Farr Electrolux Elme Haldex Hexagon Hexpol

Husqvarna Nefab NIBE Permobil SECO Tools Securitas

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Skanska SKF Studsvik Big Swede Media Trelleborg Troax

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“Oil should always travel first class” Stena Bulk is one of the world’s leading tanker shipping companies. We provide safe and cost-efficient transports of crude oil and refined petroleum at sea. This means we do everything from developing and building tankers, to manning and chartering them out. We have offices in six countries and we are part of the Stena Sphere, which has nearly 20,000 employees in Sweden and abroad. Erik Hånell, President and CEO, Stena Bulk AB & Managing Director, Stena Weco 

Where we are in the United States: Houston, Texas.

Stena Bulk LLC - Houston Stena Bulk business in the U.S. market is handled from the Houston office. Houston is the oil capital of USA. Consequently, this office site is ideal to keep strong and close bonds with Big Oil and chemical companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico: Chevron, Shell Oil, BP, Phillips 66, Exxon Mobil, Sonangol and Koch just to name a few. They all have high demands on maximum safety, flexibility and economy transport. Our focus is to provide them with innovative solutions that match their transport and logistical needs. Our US office location is a strategic one also due to the fact that the port of Houston is the first in the USA in foreign waterborne tonnage and one of the world’s busiest ports.

The Houston office core business is operating the following: • Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool • Stena Weco Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool The Houston office is the HQ of the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool. When creating the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool in 2005, a unique joint venture between Stena Bulk and Sonangol - the Angolan National public sector company - Stena Bulk and Sonangol aimed to maximize the profits from the available ships by facilitating high quality spot trading. It has been a great success, with the Stena-Sonangol Pool consistently beating competitors as well as sector benchmarks. The Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool has today almost 30 Suezmax tankers. Stena Weco The joint venture between Stena Bulk and Weco has embark­ed on the journey towards being the market leading operator in the Medium Range tanker segment. Stena Bulk has nearly 20 years’ experience in the MR-segment with focus on petroleum products; Stena Weco is equally strong in petroleum products as well as edible oils and easy chemicals. www.stenabulk.com

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TEXAS

19,289 Total jobs supported in Texas

16,356

1,068

1,865

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

150,197

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $199,247,914 $72.6 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent $54.3 M

Computer and Electronic Products

$36.5 M

$35.8 M

Transportation Equipment

Machinery, Except Electrical

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is one of Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles, with a potential increase of $2.2 billion. All Others

Swedish-affiliated companies located in Texas ABB AkzoNobel Alimak Hek Aptilo Artelon Asko

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Assa Abloy Atlas Copco Camfil Farr Cellmark Duxiana (Dux Beds)

Engstrom Trading Envirotainer Ericsson Getinge H&M Haldex

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Hexagon Hexpol IFS Ikea KDAB KMT

Lamiflex Laurin Maritime MCT Brattberg M&M Production Management Mercuri Urval

Minq Munters Nefab Perimed Polygon Polystar-

Instruments Poseidon Diving Systems QlikTech Sandvik Scania

SECO Tools Securitas Skanska SKF SpecmaHydraulics

SSAB Stena Bulk Symsoft Tetra Pak Trade Extensions Transmode

Systems Trelleborg Vencorex Volvo Group

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SnackCo Inc. is a snack-food manufacturing company in Clearfield, Utah established in early 2001. SnackCo is a sister company of Svenska LantChips, which was established in 1991. David Hansen is the President of SnackCo. He learned his skills as he grew up around Svenska LantChips in Sweden. He was first charged with quality supervision at the plant in Sweden, then moved to Belgium to run that production plant, before being transferred to Utah.

David Hansen, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Clearfield, Utah.

There, he immediately started an expansion program to take the company from a small to a medium-sized plant, now one of the most diversified and modern independent snack food plants in the Western States, with lines for production of industrial Potato Chips, Kettle Fried Chips, Kettle Corn, Popcorn, Pellets and Extruded snacks, with total capacity of 5,000 lb/hr. In order to take on the national accounts, it is necessary to be able to offer the full range of products, primarily for the so-called “Private Label” market. The production lines are automatic, and best of all, the plant is certified to the highest level of quality assurance in internationally approved food production, so it can supply products to the most discriminating customer.

“It was a coincidence that made us come to Utah. We initially wanted to start up business on the East Coast, in North Carolina, but here in Utah, the proximity to Idaho makes it easy to obtain high quality potatoes for the potato chips production, and being located at the crossroads of I-80 and I-15 makes logistics easy, “ David says. He foresees a good development for his company, and is planning to take on more work from the large retailer chains, much because of the solid preparation for food safety programs that the LantChips-group started to implement more than 20 years ago. “There is an ever-increasing demand for efficiency and quality in any industry. Our cutting edges are cost-efficiency and flexibility”, David says. “The market here in the US is welcoming. There are numerous business opportunities, but also a very competitive environment. I am happy to be right here right now, and look forward to being a part of the Swedish-American heritage”. www.snackco.com

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Total jobs supported in Utah

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Total exports of goods to Sweden: $43,113,277 $16.3 M

113,270 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$11.7 M $9.5 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Primary metal manufacturing is Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be metals and metal products, with a potential increase of $7.1 billion.

$5.6 M

Primary Metal Manufacturing

Transportation Equipment

Computer and Electronic Products

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VERMONT

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Total jobs supported in Vermont

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Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

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Total exports of goods to Sweden: $4,130,974 $1.72 M

10,065 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$0.98 M $0.78 M

Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities

Computer and Electronic Products

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Chemicals are one of Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be chemicals, with a potential increase of $22 million.

$0.65 M

Chemicals

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Company profile

Olof Persson, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Volvo Group has six manufacturing facilities in Pennsyl­ vania, Maryland, Tennessee, New York and Virginia and head­quarter facilities in North Carolina.

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The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The Volvo Group is a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. The Volvo Group Company is led by President and CEO Olof Persson. In North America, Volvo Group employs about 12,000 people in 32 U.S. states, with manufacturing facilities in the states of VA, PA, MD, NY, and TN. Products sold in North America include: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Nova Bus, Prevost, Volvo Bus, Volvo Construction Equipment, SDLG, Volvo Penta, and Volvo Financial Services. The Americas regional headquarters for the Volvo Group commercial truck operations (Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Trucks) and the global headquarters for Volvo Financial Services are located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Headquarters for Volvo Construction Equipment Americas Region is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania and headquarters for Volvo Penta Americas Region is located in Chesapeake, Virginia.

A History of Corporate Social Responsibility Visionary entrepreneurs, technical innovators, skilled employees and committed owners have worked together to create great value over the Volvo Group’s 86-year history. Our origins date back to 1927, when the first Volvo car rolled off the production line in Gothenburg, Sweden. Our first truck, the Volvo Series 1, was produced in 1928 – it quickly sold out, and attracted immediate attention outside Sweden. From the start, the company determined it would construct vehicles that were safe and could withstand the harsh climate and road conditions found in Sweden. The founder’s view was that “Safety is – and must always be – the basic principle in all design work.” Quality and safety – along with concern for the environment – are our core values. The Volvo Group is convinced that there is no contradiction between running a financially viable business while contributing to sustainable development. We strive to assume economic, environmental and social responsibility for our operations, products and services. We believe that this approach is essential to being perceived as an attractive business partner and to building lasting relations with customers, employees, suppliers and other stakeholders. www.volvogroup.com

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VIRGINIA

13,764 Total jobs supported in Virginia

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316

629

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58,137

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $59,001,594 $26.2 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent $18.6 M

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Machinery, Except Electrical

Computer and Electronic Products

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is one of Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles and other transportation equipment, with a potential increase of over $750 million.

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Micro Systemation (MSAB) Munters Patrix Polygon Precise Biometrics

SAAB Sandvik Scan Coin Securitas Skanska SKF

Swedish Match Tail-F Systems TeliaSonera International Carrier Tobii

Trelleborg Volvo Group Xdin

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In 1971, Bo Hilleberg, forest ranger and avid outdoorsman, established Hilleberg AB in Sweden. Originally conceived as a provider of both forestry and mountaineering equipment, today Hilleberg the Tentmaker exclusively designs and manu­ factures the highest performance tents and shelters for backcountry adventurers. Hilleberg has become the premiere tent brand in Europe, and many of the company’s innovations are much copied throughout the outdoor industry. Petra Hilleberg, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Redmond, Washington.

Hilleberg is the quintessential family business. Bo’s wife Renate, son Rolf and daughter Petra are all involved in the company, and both children literally grew up alongside the company, learning firsthand both the tent business and the business sense that has kept Hilleberg so successful over the years. From an early age, Petra professed her determination to market and sell Hilleberg tents in the U.S. True to her word, two days after graduating university, Petra set up the U.S. sales and distribution center outside of Seattle, Washington, in 2000. Today, Hilleberg USA has become an integral part of the U.S. outdoor market, enjoying the same premiere status that the company has in Europe. While certainly due to the company’s innovative, highest quality tents, Hilleberg also brings some profoundly significant character traits to the table. First, Hilleberg makes only tents, so the ­company

possesses a mastery of their craft that only a specialist can achieve. Indeed, Hilleberg defines a unique blend of old world master craftsmanship and technological innovation and manu­ facturing. At the same time, Hilleberg embodies and ­perpetuates “friluftsliv,” a Swedish concept that a­ rticulates an intrinsic involvement with and outlook of nature that incorporates the outdoors into all aspects of everyday life. In addition to these intangibles, Hilleberg USA employs a well considered business model, selling both through select, carefully chosen specialty retailers, and directly to consumers via the internet. As a result, Hilleberg USA has quickly established itself and become highly successful in a very competitive market. Hilleberg tents have received numerous awards in both the outdoor and hunting industries, and Petra Hilleberg has been recognized as one of the best young CEOs in both the sporting goods industry and in the Seattle area. The company’s impressive growth has surprised both industry insiders and the company itself. Hilleberg USA is now a multi-million dollar concern, posting a substantial increase in sales every year, and handles all Hilleberg business outside of Europe. www.hilleberg.com

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SWEDISH ECONOMIC IMPACT ON

WASHINGTON 4,862

Total jobs supported in Washington

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523

508

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Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

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230,770

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $97,628,989 $51.1 M

U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$27.8 M

Transportation Equipment

$9.6 M

$9.1 M

Computer and Electronic Products

Fish, Fresh/Chilled/ Frozen & Other Marine Products

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transportation equipment is Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be motor vehicles and other transportation equipment, with a potential increase of over $2.3 billion.

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Duxiana (Dux Beds) Educatius Ericsson H&M Haldex

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Hexagon Hilleberg Ikea Ilait Log Max Made in Bohuslan

Noss Polygon Sandvik Securitas Skanska SKF

Stellar Holdings Swedish Cultural Center Swedish Hospital Tetra Pak

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WEST VIRGINIA

1,008

Total jobs supported in West Virginia

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301

118

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

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Total exports of goods to Sweden: $56,172,607 $54.1 M

5,351 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

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$1.2 M

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$0.58 M

Primary Metal Manufacturing

Computer and Electronic Products

All Others

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Metal manufacturing, minerals and ores are West Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top exports of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be metals and metal products, with a potential increase of $44 million.

Swedish-affiliated companies located in West Virginia ABB AkzoNobel Securitas

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Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an inter­ national group with around 43,000 employees and sales of more than SEK 47 billion. As the global leader in door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY offers a more complete range of doors, frames, locks and architectural hardware than any other company in the market.

Johan Molin, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Americas division headquarters: New Haven, Connecticut. Sales coverage in all 50 states and US territories. Factories or office locations in 17 states.

The Group’s strength is the variety of traditional and new products that can be combined to create a large number of different door environments. ASSA ABLOY has products for different climates, different types of buildings and differing security and safety requirements. By combining hundreds of thousands of components to meet the needs of consumers, architects and installers, the Group creates products with the right quality, design and price, which are ideal for both new buildings and renovations. In recent years a number of products have been launched with the aim of reducing energy consumption in build­ings. By using doors with

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improved insulation together with new sealing products, loss of heat to a cooler environ­ment can be reduced, while in hot climates air conditioning costs can be cut. In addition, the use of recycled materials in doors is increasingly possible and desirable. In the U.S. ASSA ABLOY is an active participant in the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), Regenerative Network, International Living Future Institute, Habitat for Humanity and many other sustainability-minded organizations. ASSA ABLOY door opening solutions are everywhere and you might be using them on a daily basis without even realizing it. Common locations include: hospi­tals and healthcare environments; schools and universities; hotels; retail stores; industrial facilities and government and municipal buildings. In the U.S., ASSA ABLOY manu­factures and sells mechanical and electromechanical locks, access control, cylinders and security doors, ­identification products, entrance automation and hotel security. www.assaabloy.com

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WISCONSIN 6,695

Total jobs supported in Wisconsin

5,599

645

451

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Total exports of goods to Sweden: $120,353,089 $55.7 M

145,763 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

$38.7 M

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Non-electrical machinery is Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that the main export increase to the EU will be other machinery, with a potential increase of $420 million.

$16.4 M $9.5 M

Machinery, Except Electrical

Computer and Electronic Products

Paper

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Swedish-affiliated companies located in Wisconsin ABB AkzoNobel Alfa Laval Atos Medical Delaval Ekman

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Elof Hansson H&M Hexpol IFS Nimco Nolato Contour

Noss Roplan Sandvik SCA Scandidos SECO Tools

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WYOMING

199

Total jobs supported in Wyoming

147

6

46

Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies

Jobs supported by exports of goods to Sweden

Jobs supported by exports of services to Sweden

Total exports of goods to Sweden: $1,184,553 $1.01 M

17,168 U.S. residents of Swedish descent

Machinery, Except Electrical

$0.04 M

$0.03 M

$0.04 M

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Fabricated Metal Products

All Others

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Computer and electronic products is Wyoming’s fourth ­largest export of goods to Sweden. Under TTIP, it is predicted that ­Wyoming’s main export increase to the EU will be within e­ lectrical machinery, with a potential increase of $4 million.

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ABOUT SWEDEN AND KEY ORGANIZATIONS

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A FEW FACTS ABOUT SWEDEN

Being a Swede, you get used to people not really knowing anything at all about your country except maybe Ingmar Bergman or Björn Borg. And of course everyone knows that we are all blonde, even if you yourself happen to have dark hair. We’re also still getting mixed up with Switzerland, which is more funny than annoying. Sweden is the third largest country in the EU, yet it is frequently described as a small country because of its relatively small population. As a comparison, only 9.6 million live within the borders of Sweden’s 173,732 square miles, while 37 million Californians live in roughly the same amount of space. Then again, half of Sweden’s land mass is occupied by forests while another 20 percent is taken up by mountains, rivers, and lakes. Interestingly enough, companies love to come to Sweden to test new products. It might have something to do with those frequent studies that reveal us Swedes as some of the fastest in the world to adopt new trends. Some call us anxious but there’s probably more to it, such as a curious and open-minded spirit. We also have a ridiculously high global ranking when it comes to internet connectivity, which has fostered some pretty good online innovations, not least of which include Bambuser, Skype, and Spotify. Sweden is an open country, not only to new trends and ideas. We were the first country in the world to offer freedom of the press, back in 1776. And our current freedom of information laws are about as transparent as they come. We are also one of very few countries to guarantee its citizens with a right we call Allemansrätten, the right of public access, which means that people can go pretty

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Sweden is one of the world’s best connected countries, with more than 90 percent of 16 to 75 year-olds having access to the internet. Sweden is an open country in many ways. Anyone up for a swim?

much anywhere without coming across fences or toll booths. The land is for everyone. You can even pitch a tent for a night or two on someone’s private land as long as you don’t disturb the proprietors and bring your trash with you when you leave. Altogether, the residents of Sweden can lay claim to more than two hundred different nationalities and instead of having an official national language (even though Swedish is the main language), we have five recognized minority languages. Immigration to Sweden is comparatively high. We also have one of the highest child birth rates in Europe. So by the looks of things, there will be more of us in the very near future.

Some facts and figures • As of 2004, you can pay your Swedish taxes by

sending a text message from your cell phone. • You can take sick leave during your vacation if you are ill. • Parents get a total of 13 months of paid parental ­leave and the father is required to take at least 1 month of it. • All employees (including graduate students) get a minimum of five weeks of paid vacation a year. • While Swedish university students have to pay a membership fee to join a student union, tuition is free.

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THE SWEDISH ECONOMY

Sweden is consistently ranked as one of the most competitive economies in the world by the World Economic Forum, and its business climate is ranked among the top fifteen in the world by the World Bank. Employment rates are high for both women and men. From an international perspective, the Swedish economy is open to international trade and investment. Exports acc­ount for half of Swedish GDP. The main industrial sectors include forestry, telecoms, automotives and pharmaceuticals. The services industry is large and growing. The Swedish economy is supported by high levels of education and a skilled workforce, significant investments in R&D and innovation, strong internal and external communications, and one of the highest levels of internet access in the world. The open market economy is underpinned by a welfare system. Among other things, the welfare system helps individuals to adapt to the changing demands of a globalized economy. Since Sweden suffered a severe financial crisis in the early 1990s, macroeconomic policies have been characterized by sound public finances and price stability. These policies are based on a strong and credible fiscal and monetary policy framework.

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Swedish businesses are responding to environmental degra­dation and climate change. They are increasingly developing and adopting energy efficient and environmentally-friendly technologies, encouraged by government policies. Over the last decades, Sweden has managed to decouple economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions. Due to its overall strong economic and fiscal position, Sweden weathered the global financial crisis that struck in 2008-2009 relatively well. Despite the difficult international environment, employment growth and GDP growth outpaced that of most other industrialized countries.

Some facts and figures1

iZettle is a Swedish company that has launched a clever solution to money transaction: a cell phone app and a mini chip-card reader that lets anyone take secure card payments any time, any place.

• GDP per capita (PPP adjusted): $43,017 • Employment rate (25-54 years): 85.2% • Unemployment rate: 8% • General government deficit: -0.4% of GDP • General government debt: 48.7% of GDP • Current account balance: 6.0% of GDP • Investments in R&D: 3.6% of GDP • Internet access for 90.6% of the population • Renewables’ contribution to total primary energy supply: 35.5% 1 Some facts and figures (OECD “Country statistical profile: Sweden 2013”)

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SWEDEN´S HISTORICAL CONTACT WITH NORTH AMERICA

Viking chieftain Leif Eriksson established the first Nordic contact with North America when he landed on the continent around the year 1000. It was to be a brief visit. In 1638, two Swedish vessels sailed with soldiers to modern-day Delaware with a more long term purpose. They bargained with the Native Americans and secured land for what would become the colony New Sweden. Some New Sweden descendants later became prominent and prosperous in their new country, which would become the United States of America.

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From the middle of the 19th century until the early decades of the 20th century, mass emigration brought 1.3 million Swedes to North America. Only 200,000 returned to their homeland. The emigration was largely prompted by rural overpopulation coupled with economic ­instability. The old farming methods could not feed the population, and the ­industrialization was still in its infancy. Furthermore, Sweden did not have freedom of religion and had introduced compulsory military duty.

Swedish soldiers meeting Native Americans on the bank of the Cristina River in 1638. The artist: Göte Göransson (Swedish American Center).

Emigrants reaching Gothenburg. The artist: Gaskel Saloman (The Art Museum Gothenburg).

For a number of years, Chicago was second in terms of American cities with native Swedish population. Today’s descendants of the emigrants are found all over the continent.

The vast majority of Swedes who crossed the Atlantic began their journey in Gothenburg. They first traveled by boat to Hull and then took the train to Liverpool, where they boarded a bigger ship for the final destination New York. The Swedish American Line enabled a direct route to New York in 1915.

During and in the wake of the emigration period, over 600 newspapers in Swedish were published in America, and a great many books were printed. The Swedes founded several Swedish parishes spanning different religious orientations. Swedes also established a number of schools, among them six colleges, five of which are eminent even today.

“Swedish Council of America.” A number of museums and ambitious cultural organizations have also sprung out of the Swedish emigration, including the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, and the American Swedish Museum in Philadelphia, the latter focusing on the Swedish colonial period in the U.S. The Swenson Swedish Immigration Center in Rock Island, IL has a much frequented genealogy research department.

In the midst of the Swedish mass emigration to North America, the pioneers had reached the Midwest, resulting in a large Swedish settlement there.

Local Swedish organizations are found throughout North America, some of which are national, such as the Vasa Order of America. An umbrella organization for various SwedishAmerican groups was founded under the name

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The Swedish American Center in Karlstad in central Sweden documents the extensive Swedish emigration to North America. The center is enthusiastically engaged in establishing, maintaining and advancing contacts between descendants on both sides of the Atlantic.

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SWEDISH-AMERICAN BUSINESS HISTORY

Some 1.3 million Swedes migrated to the United States mainly during the late 19th century. Many became successful entrepreneurs and inventors. The most famous was John Ericsson, who built an efficient propeller in 1839 and designed the ironclad ship USS Monitor in 1862. Gideon Sundbäck built the first usable zipper in 1913, which was manu­ factured by a company in Pennsylvania. Carl Eric Wickman founded the Greyhound bus company in Minnesota in 1914. Alexander Samuelson designed the curvy Coca-Cola bottle in Illinois in 1915. At least 200,000 of those migrating to America eventually returned to Sweden. Others would move to the U.S. for a short time in order to work or study. Many gained knowledge or came up with ideas that they later put into practice in Sweden. Carl and Wilhelm Gislow worked at a rubber plant in Naugatuck, Connecticut, and in 1893 founded the Swedish rubber factory Gislaveds Gummifabrik. Charles Almqvist had worked in the U.S. oil industry and got Axel Ax:son Johnson to follow through on his idea to establish Sweden’s first modern oil refinery in Nynäshamn in 1928. J. Sigfrid Edström led ASEA from 1903 to 1949 and turned the company into a major international industrial group in electrotechnology. As director of Götaverken from 1910 to 1938, Hugo Hammar developed the company into one of the world’s leading shipbuilders. In the 1910s, Ivar Kreuger introduced reinforced concrete and efficient construction methods in Sweden. All three gathered up-to-date knowledge about their industries through their practical work experience in the U.S.

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The founder of the Swedish department store NK, Joseph Sachs, the mail order pioneer Johan Petter Åhlén and the founder of H&M, Erling Persson, are three major Swedish retailers who picked up business ideas from the U.S. Carl Edvard ­Johansson, known as “Measurement J­ ohansson,” moved to the U.S. at the age of 18. He r­ eturned to Sweden two years later and initiated a wave of inventions in ­Eskilstuna that made him one of the most p ­ rominent industrial geniuses in ­Sweden. ­Johansson created a method of precision ­measurement that revolutionized the international engineering i­ ndustry—especially for Henry Ford, who was a great admirer of Johansson. Many Swedish companies have contributed to U.S. development. Gustaf de Laval’s separators and steam turbines were successes in the late 19th century. Stone from Hägghult was used in the construction of the Empire State Building and the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington D.C. From later decades, we have the Hasselblad camera, used regularly by U.S. astronauts. Ericsson had major successes with its mobile telecom system after phone deregulations in the 1980s. IKEA opened its first U.S. store in Philadelphia in 1985. Today the country has 37 stores. In 2000, H&M opened its first store in the U.S. on Fifth Avenue in New York. The U.S. is the company’s second largest market, with over 200 stores in almost 30 states. Curt L. Carlson (1914-1999) was a Swedish-American businessman born in Minnesota. In 1938 he founded the Gold Bond Stamp Company, and became pioneer of loyalty programs in the retail sector. He went on to become a great entrepreneur in the travel and tourism

industry with company brands such as Radisson, TGI Friday’s and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). John W. Nordstrom (1871-1963) was born near Luleå in northern Sweden and came to the U.S. as a sixteenyear-old. Together with fellow Swedish-American shoemaker Carl Wallin, Nordstrom opened a store in Seattle in 1901, out of which grew the iconic department store chain, Nordstrom.

The Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company was co-founded by the Swede Oscar Hedström whose family emigrated to the U.S. in 1880.

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A NATION OF FREE TRADERS

Sweden is for obvious reasons a strong advocate of free trade. We are a small, export-driven country (about half our GDP stems from exports) and being in the fortunate position of having a multitude of big, multinational and very successful companies that need global market access. Consequently, the Swedish government, companies and trade unions have long been key supporters of freeing up trade and investment wherever and whenever possible. As a member of the European Union, Sweden belongs to a group of member states that are at the forefront of arguing for free trade agreements with countries and regions of economic interest to Sweden and to the rest of Europe.

seized the opportunity to push throughout Europe within its own sphere, in the direction of a transatlantic free trade agreement. Together with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce it presented a plan on how to scrap customs tariffs on industrial goods, and illustrated the benefits that zero tariffs would have on each side’s economy and competitiveness. Between this initiative and the Swedish government’s insistent advancement of the notion of a transatlantic trade deal, the ball was set in motion for EU and U.S. heads of states and governments to ultimately agree in 2013 to launch negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP.

With the strong support of the Swedish business community, Sweden has pushed the EU’s free trade agenda through various channels including the WTO as well as bilaterally and regionally. When the WTO Doha Development round of multilateral trade liberalization stalled, some argued that the European Commission should use its position as chief negotiator for the Union with regards to trade policy to pursue strategic trade agreements with important trading partners such as the United States instead. The current ­Swedish government early on became a strong voice in favor of an ambitious deal with the U.S. Such a deal should eliminate or drastically reduce customs tariffs, liberalize investments and grant each other more market access in services and procurement, including coming to agreements on future regulatory convergence and possibly product standards.

Together with the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD), which today is the executive branch of the Transatlantic Business Council (TABC), in which Swedish business leaders over the years have been highly engaged (and now has one of its co-chairs in Mr Hans Stråberg, former CEO of Electrolux), the Confederation together with companies of all sizes, is championing the clinching of an ambitious trade and investment deal across the Atlantic. In order to get there, business is strategically reaching out to other parts of civil society to demonstrate that free trade, free movement and a balanced and ambitious TTIP will benefit not only EU and the U.S., but the whole world economy. The Swedish consensual model of speaking up for free trade as a driver for growth and job creation has helped enormously. Early consultation and information-sharing on key issues where the United States and Sweden have shared interests was fundamental. Now, the long and winding road of negotiations is launched. We must all help to energize and conclude them.

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise early on

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A NATION OF INNOVATION

Sweden is one of the world’s most innovative countries. Despite being a nation with less than ten million inhabitants, Sweden continues to deliver successful innovations. A number of indices have been designed to evaluate a nation´s ability to foster innovative environments. Sweden is always found at or near the top.

Sweden’s ranking #1 in the Knowledge Index 2012 (The World Bank) #1 in the Innovation Capacity Index 2011 (European Business School) #1 in the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2013 (EU Commission) #1 in the Global Creativity Index 2011 (Martin Prosperity Institute) #2 in the Global Innovation Index 2013 (INSEAD) #3 in World Economic Forum¨s Global Information Technology Report 2013, which measures how well countries take advantage of ICT and new networking technologies. More than 90% of Swedes are connected to the internet

Sweden has the prerequisites for making an innovation thrive. There is economic stability, substantial national investment in R&D, a focus on critical thinking from an early age and a cultural climate open to new influences. Sweden’s environment allows people to grow, develop their ideas and get feedback through trial and error. And those who dare think differently and risk everything on an uncertain idea can get comfort and courage from a long line of historical inventors of products such as dynamite, the ball bearing, the adjustable wrench, and the three-point safety belt to mention but a few.

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A number of specific factors have contributed to Sweden’s high innovation ranking:

foundation for a stable economy, which in turn is required for an innovative culture.

Education in Sweden is designed to develop independent and critical thinking from an early age. Education centers have a relaxed atmosphere, without formal dress codes, and teachers and professors are addressed by their first names. Teaching methods are never about cramming information but rather to open minds and encourage critical thinking. Sweden also has a high level of education, partially because universal public schooling for all citizens is a tradition that dates back to 1842, and higher education is free for all citizens.

Democracy in Sweden stands for equality, diversity, civil liberties, openness and transparency. Swedish laws concerning freedom of information essentially mean that public servants and politicians work with complete transparency towards constituents. Public records are easily attainable, free and available to all. The security this provides is priceless.

Sweden invests a higher percentage of its GDP in research and development than most other countries. Such a dedicated focus on R&D by both politicians and companies enables new products and ideas to come to fruition. Swedes represent only 0.14 percent of world population and has always been dependent on trade with the rest of the world. Early on, the small population pushed companies and manufacturers abroad on order to hunt for bigger market. Import as well as export were crucial for Sweden’s welfare. Free trade has hence long been prioritized by politicians. One could say that Sweden got a head start on globalization.

Being a relatively large country with a limited population has also put great pressure on cutting edge infrastructure and communi­ cations. Sweden was one of the world’s most ­telephone-dense countries at the end of the 19th century; cell phones were widely used early on and today Sweden is one of the world’s best connected countries, with more than 90 percent of Swedes ­between 16 and 75 having access to the internet. Not only is communications essential for an ­innovative climate but a growing portion of today’s inventions are also related to the internet. Several more recent Swedish inventions have ­focused on addressing the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues such as poverty, clean water, green energy, limited natural resources and an environment under distress. All of these issues are interrelated and our future depends on how innovative our solutions to them are.

Big industry such as lumber, steel, auto, manufacturing and pharmaceutical have helped fuel Sweden’s general development and laid the

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The U.S. fdifinder is an interactive map created by the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm showcasing foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the U.S. (www. fdifinder.org). The map is unusual in that it lets users see project-specific investments by Swedish companies in the United States. Data for the map is from fDiMarkets, a subsidiary of the Financial Times, and currently only includes greenfield investments since 2010. The U.S. Embassy hopes to grow the map with additional investment information, and is cooperating with the Embassy of Sweden in that effort. Different user interfaces provide a map view as well as two data grid views that let users aggregate data by sector, state, city or company. Viewers can also see detailed data on jobs created and investments made. While the site is not intended for statistical analysis, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s useful both as a trend indicator and a starting point for prospective investors looking to connect with other investors already located in the U.S. Users can filter and sort data to answer questions about who is investing in what states in the U.S., what companies are investing the most, and what sectors those investments are in. Queries like these should help new investors feel more comfortable investing in the United States, which will deepen the commercial ties of Sweden and the U.S. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an important goal of both the U.S. Government and the Swedish Government. www.fdifinder.org

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SAGA - THE SWEDISH AMERICAN GREEN ALLIANCE

The Swedish American Green Alliance (SAGA) is a joint initiative by the Government of Sweden and the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm to increase collaboration between Sweden and the United States in the fields of energy, environment and clean tech. With ongoing events -- both in person and through video conferenceing -- SAGA helps build networks between Swedish and U.S. clean tech researchers, students, cities, businesses and NGOs. On the Swedish side, several organizations and government agencies have come together as part of SAGA. Business Sweden, the Embassy of Sweden and the Swedish American Chambers of Commerce have a strong interest in assisting companies, researchers, government agencies and organizations in strengthening the bilateral relations within the area of green technology. Based on Swedish strengths and business oppor­tunities in the U.S., SAGA has prioritized its efforts within sustainable construction, infrastructure and transportation. Each industry segment includes Swedish and American companies, cities, agencies, industry groups and research institutions that are interested in Swedish-American trade. Urban planning, smart grids and biogas will be highlighted in the near future. Frequently recognized at public events by both U.S. and Swedish government officials, SAGA’s work provides tangible examples of Swedish-American collaboration, and is a prime example of a mutually beneficial enterprise. The joint collaboration between the Forestry Research Institution of Sweden and Itasca Community College (ICC) in Grand Rapids, Minnesota to develop an applied research program focusing on the forest-based bioenergy supply chain is an example of long-term bioenergy coop­eration that has

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Kastellholmen is an islet in the main inlet to Stockholm. It was originally used for ammunitions manufacturing and gunpowder storage. By promoting green business practices and sustainable urban, planning we lay the foundation for pollution-free cities in the U.S. and Sweden.

developed between Sweden and Minnesota. SAGA has generated a Memorandum of Cooperation between the United States and Sweden on sustainable transportation, and the U.S. National League of Cities and the ­National Association of Swedish Eco-municipalities have signed an agreement to collaborate on urban sustainability. The urban sustainability exchanges in particular have been very successful. In 2012, Research on Environmental ­Action in U.S. Cities (REACT U.S.) was launched

under the auspices of SAGA, and five Swedish university ­students visited five different U.S. cities to explore environmentally sustainable initiatives. This program will continue in 2014. Work is underway to make the program reciprocal by also reaching out to U.S. students. www.SwedishAmericanGreenAlliance.org www.business-sweden.com/saga

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The international market for environmental technology is undergoing rapid growth as climate and energy issues become increasingly important. Environmental technology and know-how concerning sustainable city development is required in both industrialized and developing countries. Sweden is one of the few industrialized countries to have reduced carbon emissions while aslo experienceing economic growth. Between 1990 and 2006, emissions declined almost 9 percent. During the same period, the economy grew 44 percent. This shows that it is possible to combine economic growth with an improved environment An important reason for the decreased carbon emissions is that oil used for heating purposes has largely been replaced by district heating based on biofuels. SymbioCity shares best practice A large number of Sweden’s environmental initiatives involve the development and use of good environmental technology. Consequently, the SymbioCity concept and trademark were launched in 2008 as a central clearinghouse for lessons learned, case studies, and general information about the Swedish approach to sustainability. Several hundred Swedish consultants, contractors and system suppliers are organized in networks dedicated to spreading the vision of sustainable urbanism and making its implementation as smooth as possible. SymbioCity means technology resource efficiency across different urban systems and fields of action. At the same time, it emphasizes renewable resources and resource management that minimize waste and optimize recovery and reuse. It encourages the develop-

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ment of new and better system solutions. The concept uses best-practice methods for the realization of truly efficient and democratic work processes. Social and economic factors are as important as ecological and technical factors in achieving SymbioCity’s goal of providing health, comfort, safety and the best possible quality of life for all citizens, in harmony with nature. Getting more for less In 2011, SymbioCity was presented at more than 30 international exhibitions, seminars and delegation visits around the world. Tangshan in China, Toronto in Canada, Pune in India and Narbonne in France are just some of the cities that already have adopted the concept or used it as a source of inspiration. The SymbioCity model for urban s­ ustainability can be adapted to cities at different stages of ­development as well as different planning

s­ ituations. Another key to success is to deliver value—getting more for less. Historically, the administration and management of different city funtions has been divided into silos. For example, household waste is collected for deposit in landfills, by one agency; sewage water is treated in water treatment plants by another; and runoff water is led into a river or lake by a third. Therefore, challenges within one aspect of the city – say, polluted water – are treated as an isolated problem to be addressed with one urban technology solution in isolation. How sustainable are you? Play SYMBIOCITY SCENARIOS® and create a city where social and economic factors are as important as ecological and technical—the final goal being the health, comfort, safety and maximum quality of life for all citizens in harmony with nature. www.symbiocity.org

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Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the country serving a broad range of industries, including healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, transportation, power, energy, water/wastewater and commercial. Headquartered in New York with 39 offices across the country, Skanska USA has approximately 8,300 employees committed to sustainable construction and development, and an injury-free workplace. Johan Karlström, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Skanska has 39 offices in the U.S.

Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction, and Skanska USA Civil, which focuses on civil infrastructure, generated $5.8 billion in revenue in 2012 representing 30% percent of Skanska’s global construction revenues. Development units Skanska USA Commercial Development, which invests in and develops office and multi-family projects in select U.S. markets, and Skanska Infrastructure Development, which develops public-private partnerships, are both leaders in their selected markets.

Skanska is a front-runner in terms of safety, continuously striving to realize our corporate vision of an Injury-Free Environment™. The construction industry has more than five lost time accidents for every one accident experienced at Skanska USA. The Skanska mission is to leave cities better than we find them and to make a meaningful difference in society as active, responsible citizens in each of the communities where we live and work. During the last five years, Skanska USA has given more than $1.4 million and thousands of volunteer hours to local charitable initiatives in communities across the United States. Finally, Skanska has a strong track record of minimizing waste, developing cost-saving green solutions for its customers, and inventing methods that are environmentally and energy efficient. Skanska has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability by the United Nations, London’s FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) and the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council). www.skanska.com

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Sweden is consistently placed at the top of the pack in global innovation performance indices and rankings. In 2012, Sweden was ranked number one for the third year in a row by the World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index (NRI). The report measures the extent to which 142 economies take advantage of information and communications technology (ICT) and other new technologies to enhance their growth and well-being. Commercially viable In addition to its dynamic environment for developing and communication technologies, Sweden has become a world leader in converting technological innovations into commercially viable products and applications. Decades of experience within areas of telecom, wireless, electronics, computer game development, web applications and design make Sweden an ideal place for ICT research and development.

Development and commercialization Clusters for ICT development are found throughout the country. Highly skilled engineers, the presence of the world’s leading technology companies, demanding corporate clients and strong technology adoption all help position Sweden favorably with regard to development work and early commercialization of new products and services. The Nordic region, led by Sweden, has an impressive track record according to both prominent industrial investors and venture capital firms. Disruptive innovation Swedish innovation continues to break new ground and supply products and services that effectively disrupt existing markets. Swedish companies, especially a growing number of newcomers, challenge entrenched norms in industries and markets including music, film, and credit card payments.

Apple, Google, Electronic Arts, RIM, Huawei, Sony, Intel, ARM, Motorola, Opera, IBM, Ericsson and Wind River are some of the companies developing information and new technology in Sweden. Sweden offers multiple investment opportunities in wireless technologies, mobile applications, industrial IT, positioning and GIS, big data, imaging and mHealth.

Solid performance Sweden has retained its top ranking among innovation-driven countries for many years. The Connectivity Scorecard 2011 states that “Sweden is a consistently strong performer in all areas with few weaknesses.” Nearly all Swedes are connected to most telecommunication applications and products.

First in your phone Sweden is the birthplace of many of the features we associate with the modern smartphone. The first cellular phone with a touch screen, web browser, email, mp3 player, and camera with HD video recording was developed in Sweden.

The economy and business climate of Sweden has performed considerably better than most of its European counterparts, as a significant amount of economic and productivity growth is driven by information and communications technology. www.business-sweden.se

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Few places can demonstrate the same high concentration of expertise, innovation and business opportunities within ICT as Kista Science City outside Stockholm.

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Mobile telephony has changed how we live our lives, especially in the United States. The way we communicate is becoming enriched with higher speeds and exciting new services, both at home and at work. Ericsson plays a key role in making this happen. We provide telecommunications operators with equipment and services for their networks. We help operators meet the increasing demand for higher capacity, lower costs and new services.

Hans Vestberg, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Ericsson operates in all 50 states, North American head­quarters in Plano, Texas and sites/offices in 10 other states.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers. In the last few years there have been major changes to the ways we communicate, work and are entertained. Broadband, mobility and the cloud connect people and places as well as applications and devices. By 2020 we envision a world with more than 50 billion connected devices. Anything that can benefit from a connection will have one, to the advantage of people at work, at home and during their free time. We call it the Networked Society. In this new era of mobility, people will always be connected, whether it is to other people through smartphones, pads or laptops, or to machines and devices in the world around them. The Networked Society has endless opportunities, limited only by our imagination. Technology will enable us to interact, innovate and share knowledge in entirely

new ways – creating a dynamic shift in mindset. People will be empowered, business liberated and society will be more connected than ever. At Ericsson, we’re just beginning to explore these possibilities. As people here in the United States and around the world realize the opportunities of the Networked Society, we will see major changes in many industries. Utility companies are already looking into control of power consumption in our homes. Hospitals and health care explore remote health monitoring of patients. And technology and IT companies support industries to modernize their processes with Information Communication Technology. Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Operating in 180 countries, Ericsson employs more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and Plano, Texas (North America). In 2011 the company’s net sales were USD 35.0 billion. Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges. www.ericsson.com PROUD MEMBER

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SWEDEN – NORTHERN EUROPE’S NUMBER ONE LIFE SCIENCES REGION

Sweden is home to one of Europe’s largest and most dynamic life science industries with world class companies and a proud track record of innovative science investments. Exciting opportunities abound in an environment dedicated to medical innovation, drug discovery and pharmaceutical commerciali­ zation. Sweden’s success rests on an unswerving commitment to excellence in R&D and drug discovery with the highest per capita spending on life science research in Europe. Swedish universities possess world class expertise in areas ranging from cancer and diabetes research to medical devices and stem cell therapies. Centers of regional excellence Sweden is home to regional clusters with unrivaled expertise in their fields. As Swedish life sciences embrace a new era, numerous groundbreaking projects are ongoing and the sector is buzzing with potential for investors and partners. The Stockholm-Uppsala region hosts more than 600 life science companies and 300 major research projects employing over 23,000 people, making it one of the largest life science clusters in Europe. Stockholm is already the home of Karolinska Institutet, Europe’s highest ranked university in clinical medicine and pharmacology, which will be further augmented by the 2016 completion of the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital. In western Sweden, Gothenburg’s track record in innovative biomedical projects and research has established the city and surrounding region as a center for biomaterials. With the BIOMATCELL VINN Excellence Center of Biomaterials and Cell Therapy at the University of Gothenburg and the

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VINN Excellence Center at SuMo Biomaterials at Chalmers University, Gothenburg is a world leader in biomaterials and cell therapy research. Skåne, in southern Sweden, is one of Europe’s premier arenas for life science enterprise and research, with four universities and an array of world class research institutions. Set to house the European Spallation Source (ESS), based on the world’s most powerful neutron source, as well as a Microton Accelerator for X-rays (MAX IV), Skåne will serve a research community of 16,000 scientists and host a scientific research center being built by 17 European countries. In northern Sweden, Umeå is another thriving hotspot for life science knowledge and innovation. More than 3,000 people work in life science business and research projects in Umeå. The region also boasts an internationally renowned clinic for sports injury treatment and rehabilitation as well as the Umeå Center for Microbial Research, a pioneer in antibiotic development.

Research at Uppsala Berzelii center is a cross-scientific cooperation dedicated to enabling the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases and eventually aiding in the development of new and better therapies.

Research and business A focus on proximity to patients means basic research is often integrated with clinical research, a major advantage when developing new therapies and treatments. A unique model of close collaboration between industry, academia and clinical practitioners has fostered the growth of world leading pharmaceutical companies like AstraZeneca and Pharmacia. www.business-sweden.se

Radiumhemmet at Karolinska is cutting edge when it comes to non-surgical cancer treatments, such as radiation and medication.

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The rapidly growing Swedish pharmaceutical company Moberg Derma AB (publ) develops, acquires and licenses products which are commercialized through its own sales organization in the U.S. and through distributors in more than 35 countries. Internal product development is based on Moberg Derma’s unique expertise in innovative drug delivery, i.e. technologies for improved drug delivery that improves the properties of well-known substances. This approach reduces time to market, development cost and risk. Peter Wolpert, CEO

Where we are in the United States: Cedar Knolls, New Jersey.

Moberg Derma’s U.S. subsidiary Alterna LLC, has successfully commercialized non-prescription and self-care products in the North American market including the product families Kerasal®, focused on podiatry, and Jointflex®, for the topical treatment of arthritis and muscular pain. Alterna has created an efficient logistic chain and distribution model. Sales to retailers are managed by the company’s own employees, contracted sales representatives working with the major retailers and by international distributors. The network of U.S. retailers includes: drugstores/chemists such as CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid; major retail chains, including Walmart and Kmart; wholesalers, such as

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McKesson and Cardinal Health, and grocery chains, including Publix, Target, Giant Eagle, Stop&Shop and Save Mart. Moberg Derma was founded by Peter Wolpert and Marie Moberg in 2006, based on a patent and project portfolio developed by the renowned Swedish dermatologist Dr Sven Moberg. The company’s portfolio has since been expanded to include topical products for the treatment of skin dis­orders and pain under the brands Kerasal®, Jointflex®, Emtrix® and Kaprolac®. Emtrix® (Nalox™ in many markets) is the leading product for the treatment of nail disorders in the Nordic market and has been successfully commercialized in the U.S. during 2012. The portfolio is expanded through acquisitions and in-licensing of products as well as product development based on innovative drug delivery technologies. Currently, two pharmaceutical projects are in phase II clinical trials for the treatment of nail fungus (onychomycosis) and actinic keratosis, respectively. www.mobergderma.se

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Sweden prides itself on its innovative spirit and will often mention the Nobel legacy to drive this point home. The 19th century inventor and business magnate may seem distant from 21st century cultural phenomena, but Alfred Nobel’s legacy continues to be present in modern day Sweden. The creativity, innovation and unprecedented success currently enjoyed by a number of creative individuals and businesses in Sweden are the product of a unique blend of an innovative bent and business savvy. Swedish film has moved out of art house theaters to become box office hits and inspire English language remakes; Swedish fashion has with its democratic style earned the epithet ‘miracle’; Swedish design has mixed storytelling and emotion into its traditional functionality; ScandiCrime is approaching the creation of a literary genre of its own; game developers can boast of Battlefield and a top ten global ranking; Swedish communication agencies are in global demand; and Sweden is also one of the world’s biggest exporters of music. Swedish creative entrepreneurs excel by combining creativity and artisanship with commercially viable products that appeal to global consumer demand. Swedish excellence appears in all creative industries. Success is most visible in the names of bestselling authors or award-winning actresses, like Stieg Larsson or Noomi Rapace, but Swedish set designers, sound engineers, songwriters and music producers have received worldwide recognition for their talents. The success of these companies and artists is not accidental. Of course, individual talent and drive are

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Way out West in Gothenburg is a music festival that is also very committed to sustainability and human rights.

primary factors, but environment plays a large role. The Swedish educational system, for example, is designed to develop independent and critical thinking rather rather than force students to learn by rote or orient their academic growth towards standardized testing. Sweden’s business climate with its non-hierarchical structures and casual atmosphere continues to promote creative thinking and innovation. There’s also a high maturity level in Sweden on information technology and connectivity. Budding talents get a confidence boost having watched bands like ABBA and directors like Bergman sweep the world off its feet, even if they are from a

small and modest country like Sweden. Success builds success. SymbioCreate is a communication concept which highlights creative businesses from Sweden. It is designed to aid both individual performers and trade organizations in their efforts to reach a global audience. Whereas some artists like Swedish House Mafia manage to take the world by storm without a synchronized communication strategy, other creative enterprises that show great potential may benefit substantially from a leg up in branding, marketing, and promotion. So clever. So Swedish.

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Magoo 3D Studios is an innovative and intensely creative animation studio and post production facility, producing high quality animation and visual effects for feature films, commercials, broadcast and digital. We work directly with advertising agencies and production companies and produce high quality 3d, animation, VFX and film for some of the world’s largest and strongest brands including Philips, Jeep, Coca-Cola, and FedEx. We have been active in the US since 2009 via our U.S. branch Magoo 3d Studios Inc. and today we derive 50 - 55% of our total business from the U.S. market. We work both on the East and West coasts of the United States as New York City and Los Angeles are both important cities for us, NYC thanks to its unparalleled advertising sector and Los Angeles thanks to its advanced production and film industry. Working in the U.S. has allowed us to take on new challenges within 3D and visual effects and grow our business in a way that would not have been possible on most other markets.

Johan Hemminger, CEO

Monterosa is a full-service mobile agency with offices in New York, Stockholm and Singapore that employs more than 30 best-in-class designers, engineers, producers and strategists. We work with some of the world’s most recognizable brands and have won some of the most prestigious awards. Our passion is mobile and all our digital work supports a mobile experience. We love to design and build apps that push the creative and tech­nical boundaries of gaming, entertainment, commerce, and social media. Our process starts and ends with design; we believe that the way something looks is as important as how it works. This approach is fundamental for mobile experiences ­where interactions happen directly through your fingers rather than indirectly through a keyboard or a mouse. At Monterosa everyone works with one clear mission: to create the most purposeful and delightful mobile experiences possible. We call it Pocket Science.

www.magoo3dstudios.com

www.monterosa.se

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Where we are in the United States:

New York, New York; Los Angeles, California.

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Promoting Sweden in the U.S. Swedish interests in the U.S. are promoted by the Embassy of Sweden and Sweden’s 30 consulates spread across the U.S., as well as by Business Sweden, Swedish Institute, Swedish American Chambers of Commerce (SACC), VisitSweden, the Association of Swedish Teachers and Researchers in America (ASTRA) and many other Swedish-American social, cultural and professional organizations. The central hub for Swedish engagement with the U.S. is House of Sweden, ideally located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Situated on the Potomac River, House of Sweden was built as a symbol of Sweden’s core values of openness, ­transparency, ­democracy and innovation. Designed by Gert Wingårdh and Tomas Hansen, House of Sweden is a natural venue for collaboration – a vital meeting place for cultural, commercial, scientific and diplomatic events and exchanges.

Embassy of Sweden The Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC is one of the largest Swedish missions in the world and serves as the official communications link between the Swedish and United States Governments. The work of the embassy is divided by focus area, including; Political Affairs, Trade and Economic Affairs, Consular and Administrative Affairs, Public Diplomacy, Press and Culture, the Office of Science and Innovation, the Office for Defense Industry Cooperation and the Defense Office.

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Public Diplomacy: Driving Dialogue and Action Sweden’s public diplomacy efforts are designed to further Sweden’s foreign policy goals by building a greater understanding and engagement between Sweden and the rest of the world. In the U.S., ­Sweden’s public diplomacy takes many forms – from meetings on the environment to conferences introducing U.S. audiences to new Swedish companies, from exhibitions of Swedish artwork to presentations by leading Swedish scientists. By establishing a better global understanding of the values of Sweden, the country is able to create a solid foundation from which to forge partnerships, engage in dialogue, and ultimately help shape meaningful responses to the key issues of the day. Sweden’s public diplomacy work is organized around themes, helping to focus outreach efforts on key issues, and highlighting the areas where Sweden can make significant contributions to the U.S. and the overall global dialogue. Some of the themes over the years include: Water & Environment; Children First; Health & Care; Voices in a Changing World; Infrastructure and Intelligent Mobility; Innovation & Education and Going Glocal. By organizing public diplomacy into four focused outreach areas; Trade, Political Affairs, Culture, and Science, and around key themes, the Embassy of Sweden is able to create initiatives that are integrated and mutually reinforcing. The ultimate goal is to create meaningful exchanges and education opportunities, driving greater awareness and building common viewpoints and partnership opportunities between Sweden and the U.S.

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THE SWEDISH-AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE USA, INC.

House of Sweden 2900 K St. NW #403 Washington D.C. 20007 Ph: +1 202 536 1520 E: info@sacc-usa.org www.sacc-usa.org

Matias Bonnier, Chairman

The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce, SACC-USA, is a key player in the development of trade relations and investment opportunities between Sweden and the United States. Our network consists of 20 regional Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce across the United States. The umbrella organization SACC-USA, with offices in both Washington, D.C. and in Sweden, functions as a bridge between the two countries.

referrals from the whole SACC-USA network â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we take advantage of our structure as a regional, national, and international chamber of commerce.

We proudly serve more than 2,000 corporate and individual members in Sweden and the U.S., which makes us the second largest European Chamber of Commerce in the United States. Our members in Sweden and the U.S. enjoy the benefits and business they get from new valuable connections and

Whether your company or organization is based in the United States or Sweden, the SACC-USA network can assist with invaluable knowledge about the business culture, market conditions and national as well as regional regulations in your target market.

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Our network is an exciting mix of entrepreneurs and business leaders, investors and economic development organizations, government leaders and academics striving to unlock the full potential of Swedish-American trade.

We can also provide you with personal contacts and potential business partners through a wide variety of networking opportunities. We achieve this by offering effective industry specific programs and events, corporate programs, trade missions, business matchmaking, business intelligence, and continuous networking. Another popular membership benefit is our Trainee Program and J-1 Visa Service which places 100 Swedish exchange visitors per year with American companies for the exchange of knowledge between our two countries. We welcome you to join the dynamic SACC-USA network!

Follow SACC-USA on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn here: twitter.com/saccusa

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THE SWEDISH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, NEW YORK

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce , Inc (SACC New York) is a private membership organization founded in 1906. As the first and leading Swedish-American Chamber, SACC New York has a fully staffed office of 10 people and is the world’s largest Swedish chamber outside of Sweden.

Renee Lundholm, President

SACC-New York 570 Lexington Avenue, 20th Floor New York, NY 10022 Tel +1 212 838 5530

Today, the Chamber represents hundreds of member companies and individuals. The network includes all sectors and industries, from major global corporations to younger companies and entrepreneurs. An impressive group of industry leaders, business executives, lawyers, bankers, and professionals of all types are actively engaged in the network. SACC New York offers its members a range of services, including high profile conferences, networking events, business services, information booklets and marketing opportunities. The Chamber’s Business Services offers assistance to corporations and entrepreneurs pursuing business opportunities in the U.S. and Sweden. Services include matchmaking programs, business delegations, exchange programs as well as a number of publications on relevant themes for Swedish businesses. In addition, the Business Support Office supports

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Swedish corporations in setting up their U.S. operations, including financial and administrative assistance involved in setting up a business. In 2013, the Chamber launched a unique one-year mentor program, Swedish Gateway, USA, for Swedish businesses looking to setup U.S. operations. The program capitalizes on the Chamber’s unique and strong network of expertise and guides selected Swedish companies into the largest market in the world. Networking has become increasingly important for businesses. With celebrated high profile annual events such as the Executive Women’s Conference, the Lucia Trade Award and the Green Summit, the Chamber manages to bring together influential decision makers from business, politics and academia. Alongside these larger conferences, the Chamber hosts over fifty other networking events, bringing forward CEOs of listed companies alongside entrepreneurs and young professionals. Our events calendar tries to cater to all businesses and all sizes. We offer something for everyone. Take the chance to join an expanding and dynamic network today. SACC New York is ready to welcome you and your company. www.saccny.org

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We strengthen Sweden as an attractive business partner. Business Sweden was founded on January 1, 2013, by a merger of the Swedish Trade Council and Invest Sweden. With offices in 57 countries and in every region of Sweden, we facilitate and promote the growth of Swedish companies abroad and investment opportunities for foreign companies in Sweden. Annica Carlstedt Market Area Manager USA & Canada

Ylva Berg, CEO

Business Swedenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aim is to strengthen and promote Sweden as an attractive, innovative and competitive business partner. We support Swedish companies in reaching export markets and create business

Headquarters

U.S. Offices

Business Sweden

Chicago

Box 240 101 24 Stockholm Visitor address: World Trade Center, Klarabergsviadukten 70 T: +46 8 588 66 000

150 North Michigan Ave, Suite 1950 Chicago, IL 60601-7550, USA T:+1 (312) 781-6222 F: +1 (312) 276 8606 E: usa@business-sweden.se

opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises to grow internationally. Our aim is also to facilitate foreign investment in Sweden. We connect international companies with business opportunities in Sweden - whether the interest is to gain access to the market or world class R&D and innovation clusters. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish government and the industry, represented by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Foreign Trade Association. The shared ownership provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

www.business-sweden.se

New York The News Building, 220 E 42nd Street, Suite 409A New York, NY 10017, USA T:+1 (212) 507-9001

San Francisco 100 Montgomery Street, Suite 1080 San Francisco, CA 94104, USA T:+1 (415) 835-3000

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THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE

Did you know that Swedish House Mafia was the first electronic dance act to sell out (or even play) the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City? Music and other successful creative industries help put Sweden on the map. But there are many other ways. The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. SI also seeks to establish dialogue, cooperation and long-lasting relations with people in other countries. The overarching goal is to create lasting relationships with other countries, whether in the field of culture, politics, trade or development cooperation. However, this goal can only be achieved if awareness of and interest in Sweden have increased. In the U.S., people are generally aware of Sweden, but the image of the country needs to be updated; hence, several of SI’s exhibitions, websites, network-building activities and fashion shows prioritize the U.S. to illustrate the Sweden of today. SI has extensive experience in creating visibility and credibility for Sweden and operates in close cooperation with a number of organizations, companies and individuals as well as Swedish embassies and consulates around the world. SI operates within the framework of public diplomacy— understanding, informing, influencing and developing relations with people in other countries, communicating and developing relations directly with the general public and civil societies abroad.

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The image of Sweden abroad

There is a clear correlation between the knowledge of a country and its attractiveness. An image of Sweden as an interesting nation helps make it easier for Sweden to attain its policy goals, to attract trade, investments and visitors, and to be involved in exchanges of talent and creativity. Sweden is no longer only a nation of Ingmar Bergman, ABBA or even Nobel, but rather a developmentoriented country in which people and the environment take precedence. It is a forward-thinking country characterized by innovative ideas, openness, consideration and authenticity—with a focus on social and ecological sustainability.

knowledge and innovative ideas can be shared and applied in the future, not least to trade, culture and politics. Globalization makes clear that the challenges faced by humanity can only be solved if we confront them together. A distinguishing feature of SI’s international work is that Sweden has important experiences, skills and approaches to contribute to the struggle for global development. In developing solutions for the future we need to cooperate and exchange experiences and knowledge. We must all work together. www.si.se

Cooperation for development

SI works with pro-dialogue activities, exchanging experiences and knowledge as well as reciprocal relationships with other countries in all fields. Many of Sweden’s high-profile issues and areas of expertise—such as democracy, freedom of expression and sustainable development—are among the aspects that make Sweden stand out. SI has since 1945 worked with international relations, building long-lasting networks between Sweden and other countries for exchange and public diplomacy. The organization creates arenas where people can meet. As in all lasting relationships, openness,mutual confidence, dialogue and reciprocity are essential. Lasting relationships and knowledge exchanges contribute to development—both in Sweden and in its collaborative partner countries around the world. Through increased contacts and new networks,

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Tourism to Sweden is a growing industry. The tourism industry has enjoyed eight consecutive years of growth and is now seen as one of Sweden’s primary industries. For the past three years, travel to Sweden has increased by 3.2 per cent, more than the European average of 2.9 per cent. The export value is increasing more rapidly than any other export industry, on average. Foreign visitors spent SEK 87.1 billion in 2010, which was more than the total export value for iron and steel (SEK 57.1 billion) and more than twice the net export value of the Swedish car industry (SEK 38.4 billion). Between 2000 and 2010 the tourism export increased by almost 115 percent, while during the same period, Sweden’s total export of goods and service grew by 56 percent. Visitor statistics continue to show an increase. 2011 was the best year to date for Swedish tourism, based on the number of overnight visits. The number of visitors from Norway, Germany, China and the United States showed the largest increase. VisitSweden is a communications company that has been assigned by the Swedish tourism industry and the Swedish government to market Sweden abroad. VisitSweden has offices in twelve prioritized countries, including the U.S. In 2011 VisitSweden organized 250 marketing campaigns and projects which included 1,500 marketing activities, from printed information to meetings and new digital approaches. VisitSweden and the Swedish Institute are jointly responsible for Curators of Sweden, the world’s most democratic twitter account, and one of the best examples of the VisitSweden campaigns. The country’s official

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Twitter account was handed over to individual Swedish citizens for one week at a time. Every week another person uses the Twitter account @sweden. The goal is to present a broad introduction to the country of Sweden, a country of natural and democratic beauty. This marketing approach has proven to be a viral marketing success.

The Agency for Growth Policy Analysis is a Swedish government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise. The agency is a worldwide, cross-border organization with 60 employees. The main office is located in Östersund, Sweden, but activities are also conducted in Stockholm, Brussels, New Delhi, Beijing, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

VisitSweden’s marketing is aimed at a select group of experienced leisure and business travelers who are seeking exciting new destinations and make high demands on the destination. They are globally aware, socially engaged and support sustainable development. They also value health, honesty and reliability. They have a high disposable income, are well educated and internet-savvy.

Growth Analysis plays an active role as part of the Swedish diplomatic mission abroad, serving as the Science and Inno­vation Office of the Swedish embassies in the countries in which we are located. Our operations are conducted in close cooperation with the Government offices and other players in the public sphere. Our employees have growth policy expertise in a number of different fields. We cooperate with other authorities and engage external experts in order to attain the best possible results. The focus is on development where growth and sustainability goes hand in hand.

VisitSweden’s firm focus on this target group is the foundation of all marketing activities. Through frequent analysis, and by locating offices close to the target groups, VisitSweden is able to learn a lot about potential visitors, their motivations and wishes. www.visitsweden.com

Americans who travel to Sweden Overnight stays by Americans in Sweden 2011 amounted to 423,000 (an increase by 3.2 percent from 2010), with an additional 63,000 day guests mainly from cruises. Most (62 percent) Americans stay in Stockholm for their entire visit.

The main task for the Agency of Growth Policy Analysis is to analyze the preconditions for economic growth, and to deliver intelligence regarding this to the Swedish Gov­ernment. This mission is fulfilled through several kinds of analytic activities, including on-site observation and analysis of policy developments. The Washington office of the Agency for Growth Policy Analysis is located at the House of Sweden and works in close cooperation with the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C. www.growthanalysis.se

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METHODOLOGY

This report presents the estimated economic and job creation impact on interactions between United States and Sweden on both a state and national level.

Total jobs supported Total jobs supported are the sum of the following: Jobs supported by exports of goods Calculated based on a U.S. Department of Commerce study stating $186,602 exports of goods support one job in the United States. Exports of goods are from the International Trade Administration’s “TradeStats Express” tool. Jobs supported by exports of services Exports of services on the national level are from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Exports of services on the state level are estimated by distributing the total national exports of services by state according to the percentage of the national employed workforce present in each state. The number of jobs supported is then calculated for each state based on a U.S. Department of Commerce study stating $250,188 of service exports support one job in the United States. Jobs supported by Swedish-affiliated companies Collected from public financial disclosures and public self reporting of employment by 67 of the largest Swedish affiliated companies operating in the United States. Distributed based on 2006 levels of Swedish companies’ employment in the U.S. from a survey by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Survey (ACS) 3-year estimates. Numbers for states not included in the ACS are taken from the 2000 Census.

growth-from-coast-to-coast (2013) Centre for Economic Policy Research. Reducing Transatlantic Barriers to Trade and Investment: An Economic Assessment. http://trade.ec.europa.eu/

Predictions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

doclib/docs/2013/march/tradoc_150737.pdf (2013)

National level predictions are from reports by the Centre for Economic Policy Research and commissioned by the European Commission, and by Oxford Economics. Current levels of national trade and job statistics are from reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), and the Trade Partnership Worldwide. State level predictions (of full TTIP implementation) are based on a report released by the Atlantic Council in partnership with the Bertelsmann Foundation and the British Embassy in Washington.

and Magnitude. (2014)

Congressional Research Service. EU-U.S. Economic Ties: Framework, Scope, Oxford Economics. The Economic Impact of the TTIP (2013) Trade Partnership America, LLC. The Impact of Trade on U.S. and State-Level Employment: An Update. (2010) U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2012 American Community Survey. U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 4, Matrices PCT1, PCT3, PCT4, PCT8, PCT9, PCT10, PCT11, PCT12, PCT14, PCT15, PCT23, PCT26, HCT2, and HCT7. U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of Economic Analysis. “Employment of Majority-Owned Nonbank U.S. Affiliates, State by Country of Ultimate

Swedish-affiliated companies

Beneficial Owner, 2006.” http://www.bea.gov/international/di1fdiop.htm.

Swedish-affiliated companies were collected through input from the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce USA and its regional Chambers, the Consuls and Honorary Consuls of Sweden, and independent open source research. Final nationality of ownership and registration were not the only factors considered. Companies headquartered in Sweden, traditionally considered Swedish, or founded in the United States by Swedish citizens were also included to illustrate the large economic impact interactions with Sweden have on the United States.

U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of Economic Analysis. “Foreign Direct Investment Position in the United States on a Historical-Cost Basis, 2012.” http://www.bea.gov/international/di1fdibal.htm. U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of Economic Analysis. “Table 2. Private Services Trade by Area and Country, 1992-2012.” http://www.bea.gov/ international/international_services.htm. U. S. Department of Commerce. International Trade Administration. TradeStats Express. http://tse.export.gov/TSE/. U.S. Department of Commerce. International Trade Administration. Office of Competition and Economics Analysis. Jobs Supported by Exports 2012: an Update by Martin Johnson and Chris Rasmussen, February 2013. http://www.

Foreign Direct Investment

trade.gov/mas/ian/employment/. U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Table 1. Employment

Exports of goods

Foreign Direct Investment is based on a historical cost basis for 2012, the most recent year available from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

From the International Trade Administration’s “TradeStats Express” tool.

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status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2011-12 annual averages.” http://www.bls.gov/news. release/srgune.t01.htm.

Atlantic Council, Bertelsmann Foundation, British Embassy in Washington.

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U.S. residents of Swedish descent

TTIP and the Fifty States: Jobs and Growth from Coast to Coast. http://

From the U. S. Census Bureau’s 2010-2012 American Community

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The mapping of Swedish business interests in the United States is a project initiated by the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. and carried out in partnership with the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the USA, Inc (SACC-USA). All participating companies and organizations have contributed their own texts, images and logos.

Embassy of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20007. Telephone (202) 467-2600, www.swedenabroad.com. SACC-USA, 2900 K Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20007. Telephone (202) 536-1520, www.sacc-usa.org.


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