Business Region

Visiting address:

City Hall Quarter
Rådhusgata 18 - 2nd floor
4611 Kristiansand


The Kristiansand region has a long and proud industrial tradition and a diverse business community. Strong competence environments, industry clusters and businesses have developed world-class high-tech solutions and built up expertise that few can match. 

The Kristiansand region is among the country's leaders in renewable energy. Where large, natural hydropower resources, a leading power company and pioneering solar cell industry provide opportunities for innovation and sustainable value creation for the future.
The region has a long tradition of international trade and is unique in terms of exports, with a world-leading offshore industry and a strategic location towards Europe.
Close cooperation between universities, business, the public sector and cultural life strengthens a vital entrepreneurial environment, innovation and skills development in areas such as green technology, ICT, culture and welfare.