Helsingborg is Sweden’s eighth largest city with over 140,000 residents, and we are growing all the time. Children are being born and people are moving here. Forecasts say that the population of Helsingborg will have increased to 175,000 by 2035.
Trade and industry in Helsingborg has a long history of entrepreneurship and offers one of the best business climates in Sweden. The city has 15,000 companies registered in the municipality. The biggest industries are retail and logistics, finance and business services, and health and social care.
For visitors, Helsingborg offers fantastic restaurants, a good variety of stores, interesting museums, a wide range of cultural offerings, exciting activities for adults and children, proximity to the sea, nature experiences, luxurious relaxation and much more. The city receives national and international visitors alike.
In the City of Helsingborg quality is an important factor. We want to assure ourselves and our citizens that Helsingborg is a good city to live and work in. Confirmation that we are maintaining the quality we strive for can be found in nominations by independent organisations. Nominations in recent years include the following honours:
The City of Helsingborg was named Environmental Municipality of the year in both 2017, 2018 and 2019 by the magazine Aktuell hållbarhet. The municipality was awarded the prize for its innovative work to combine the environment with public health in a quality-of-life programme.
The City of Helsingborg was named Swedish IT municipality of the year at the 2015 Quality Fair. The municipality was awarded the prize for its work for a modern service to its citizens through customer centres, digital services and websites.
The City of Helsingborg was named New Entrepreneurial Municipality of the Year 2017 by IFS. The municipality was awarded the prize for its work to strengthen entrepreneurs with a foreign background.
Helsingborg was named Sweden’s quality municipality at the 2017 Quality Fair. The award goes to the municipality that is most successful in developing democracy, service, employer policy and urban planning and in delivering high-quality services.