Greater Stavanger

Greater Stavanger Economic Development works with strategic development with the main aim of creating more jobs in the Stavanger region.

The Stavanger region has been ranked one of the best places to live and grow up in a country which has already been named as the best country to live in several times in the past. Keeping the position as the metropolitan region in Norway which offers the highest competitiveness and which helps to stimulate innovation in the country is one of the focus areas of the Greater Stavanger Economic Development. To maintain this position, a continual focus on strategies and measures that strengthen the business sector in the region is required.


In 1993, the Stavanger region was the first in Norway to establish its own European office in Brussels. This European Office is a regional center of knowledge with regards to the European Union and Europe. Helping to ease the path to other European countries through seminars, sharing information and maintaining direct contact to Europe is one of its main tasks.


In 2004, the Greater Stavanger Economic Development suppoerted the establishment of an office in Houston. The Houston office is a listening post in one of the world's biggest energy cities. The office is now run by five equal partners: Stavanger University Hospital (SUS), University of Stavanger (UiS), IRIS (International Researach Insitute of Stavanger, ONS (Offshore Northern Seas) and Greater Stavanger.

Greater Stavanger Region consists of 15 partner municipalities and Rogaland County Council. Together they work towards the success of business development in the Stavanger region, and to attract more people to move and live here and for international companies to establish themselves in the region.

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