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2 Hi! This is Värmland.

3 This is Värmland as well.

4 Värmland By Lake Vänern, Europe's largest inland sea 16 municipalities – 273,000 inhabitants Stockholm – Karlstad 308 km Gothenburg – Karlstad248 km Oslo – Karlstad 230 km

5 As well as water, Värmland is also rich in:

6 Forests Elks Story-tellers Artists Musicians Experiences Creative entrepreneurs

7 Our successful clusters

8 The Paper Province Unique expertise in paper and pulp technology Around 90 member companies with a total of 8,400 or so employees Total turnover SEK 18 billion One of Europe's most successful and innovative clusters

9 The Packaging Arena An interest body in the graphics industry Its mission is to create the packaging solutions of the future Focus on function, design, user- friendliness and environmental consideration Approx. 50 member companies with a total of or so employees Total turnover SEK 22,5 billion

10 Compare Competence Area – a cluster in IT and Telecoms (ICT) Drives business and competence development Approx. 100 member companies with a total of 2,700 or so employees Total turnover SEK 3 billion Compare Testlab, a centre for software testing

11 Steel & Engineering Värmland is one of Europe's leading regions for steel and engineering Enterprise, business development, research and development The aim is to strengthen competitiveness through forward-looking renewal 73 member companies with a total of 5,000 or so employees Total turnover SEK 13,3 billion

12 The Värmland Model – A successful model for profitable co-operation

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14 Some of the benefits of the Värmland Model More jobs created Better product development Better competence sourcing Increased sales

15 Examples of major employers in Värmland Stora Enso Karlstad University Billerud Volvo Construction Equipment Uddeholm Tooling Tieto Rolls-Royce Metso Wasabröd

16 We like entrepreneurs and we’d love to see more Inova, incubator for new business ideas Idéjakten i Värmland, annual business plan competition Almi Företagsutveckling, consulting and financing

17 Karlstad University Modern, open and innovative A creative meeting-place and an engine in the region's industrial development 12,000 students 80 degree programmes 900 courses

18 Värmland is vibrant From musicians' rallies to Arvikafestivalen

19 You don't need luck to find culture in Värmland Five art museums Mårbacka, home of author Selma Lagerlöf Memorial to poet Gustaf Fröding Värmland Opera Västanå Theatre

20 An attractive tourist region The great outdoors, water, skiing, culture and commerce Turnover from tourism increasing strongly Experience industry a high-priority area

21 Värmland offers many great events and activities:

22 Färjestads BK, 9 times Swedish ice-hockey champions Swedish stage of the World Rally Championship Fortum Ski Tunnel in Torsby, one of the world's longest 15 alpine ski centres 17 golf courses

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