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Life on the border between capital and countryside Located just 30 minutes from Copenhagen Airport, the Municipality of Ballerup has been associated with a thriving business community for decades. But the area is not just a haven for businesses; surrounded by nature and defined by strong local communities, it is also a great spot for their employees. Scan Magazine talks to mayor Jesper Würtzen about the advantages of life in the borderland between capital and countryside. By Signe Hansen  |  Photos: Ballerup Kommune

Whether you are driving or taking the S-train, it only takes 20 minutes to get to Copenhagen from Ballerup. Still, the municipality has a life and identity of its 72  |  Issue 95  |  December 2016

own. It is home to a string of cultural, sports and educational institutions as well as flourishing local communities and popular new residential areas. There

is, in other words, more to the municipality than a prolific business environment. “A lot of people know Ballerup as a powerful business hub, and we are. We are actually, alongside Billund, the municipality in Denmark that has the highest corporate income per citizen. But we are also a municipality that thrives on the border between city and country – we are the first place where you see the open countryside when you are driving out of Copenhagen. So though you are close to the city, you are also close to nature – no

Scan Magazine, Issue 95, December 2016  
Scan Magazine, Issue 95, December 2016  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Swedish skiing ace Charlotte Kalla.