The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO)

The NHO - Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises - is the main business and employers organization in Norway with a current membership of 20,000 companies ranging from small family-owned businesses to multinational enterprises. A half million people work in those companies.

NHO's mission is to work in the best interests of their member companies in a way that also benefits society. Profitable companies create jobs and economic growth and contribute to the financing of the public sector and the welfare.


Norway is heavily dependent on open trade and an open investment climate. Foreign direct investments play an important role in maintaining Norway's competitive edge and create the needed dynamism in the private sector.


One of NHO's main tasks is the pursuit of business friendly policies and framework conditions that promote sustainable growth and the development of a competitive business sector. Their work also includes collective bargaining with the trade unions and advising their member companies on a wide range of issues.


In addition to the central organization in Oslo, which has cross sectoral responsibility for members’ interests, members also belong to one of 20 nationwide sectoral federations and one of 15 regional associations. The sectoral associations represent branch-related interests while the regional associations offer a local point of contact between companies and authorities.


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