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The new 1,200,000-square-metre Business Park Falster is located right next to the E47/E55 motorway.
‘We want to be the best place to do business in Greater Copenhagen’ Located on Lolland-Falster, in between Scandinavia and Germany, the municipality of Guldborgsund is a northern European sweet spot for businesses. Furthermore, the municipality is investing heavily in improved transport links, a new 1,200,000-squaremetre business park, and a fast and efficient case-handling process. The goal is for Lolland-Falster to be the best place to do business in Greater Copenhagen by 2020. By Signe Hansen | Photos: Guldborgsund Kommune
With more than 70 billion DKK to be invested in new transport links to and from Lolland-Falster, there is an array of changes underway in the municipality of Guldborgsund. The construction of a new bridge between Falster and Zealand will commence next year, the railway to Copenhagen is being electrified, and, most remarkably, the Danish and German governments are due to approve the Fehmarnbelt, an 18-kilometre-long immersed tunnel connecting Lolland in 86 | Issue 95 | December 2016
Denmark with Fehmarn in Germany. This means that, by 2020, Guldborgsund could be the best place to run a business in Greater Copenhagen. “I don’t believe in creating unrealistic goals, so we have set the 2020 goal based on the proven fact that what creates growth is improved infrastructure,” says mayor John Brædder. “We are right in the axis between Hamburg, Berlin and Copenhagen, and that means that as a company located in Business Park Falster you have access to
about 12 million people within a radius of 400 kilometres – that’s a very big earning potential.” As it stands, Lolland-Falster is connected to Germany via two ferry routes and is thus within two to three hours from Hamburg and Berlin and 70 minutes from Copenhagen by car. But the municipality’s location is not its only strength; companies are also loving the fast and smooth case processing. Kim Hvolbøl, regional director from BMS, an international crane company, says: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Guldborgsund municipality in connection with our site acquisition, planning permission application, partitioning of the site and so on. The tasks were solved with just two meetings, and then everything was ready
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