One of the best places in Sweden for small businesses

In a nationwide survey, Älvsbyn was voted the third best for small businesses out of all 290 municipalities in Sweden! However, large companies and industries are also thriving here, including Älvsbyhus, Polarbröd, FMV (test range), and Arctic Falls.

Älvsbyn municipality offers properties for sale, including in the Norra Nyfors industrial area. Within the detailed planned area there are detached properties of between 4,300 and 8,300 square meters for businesses as well as industrial establishments. If you are interested in larger properties, there is planned land of up to 20 hectares.

The municipal business office is your gateway to the business ecosystem in Älvsbyn, and activities for business owners are run by the municipality on a monthly basis.


Regional business organizations

Norrbotten Chamber of Commerce

Boasting over 300 members, the Norrbotten Chamber of Commerce is a great forum to build new relationships and gain instant access to the best and brightest minds in the Swedish Arctic. As the second oldest chamber in Sweden, it has more than 118 years of experience of representing and promoting its members locally, nationally, and globally through its three main focus areas of infrastructure, international trade, and competence. To ensure that the priorities and concerns of its members are heard, the Chamber takes an active part in the public debate and engages in issues that are current and relevant. 

Invest in Norrbotten

Invest in Norrbotten is a regional investment promotion agency that assists and informs foreign investors about business and investment opportunities. Our function is to support and coordinate companies planning to establish or expand their business in northern Sweden. It offers an extensive network of local, regional, and national business contacts. If you are considering investing in or moving your business to northern Sweden, Invest in Norrbotten is here to help, with its services free of charge and with full confidentiality. 

Startup incubators, mentoring and funding

Arctic Business

Ranked at the 7th best university-affiliated incubator in the world by UBI Global, Arctic Business has helped build over 170 tech startups with offices on every continent and continues to host innovators from every corner of the globe. Together with its partners, Arctic Business offers the perfect environment for ideators, creatives, and entrepreneurs. 



Norrlandsfonden is a trust fund that works to promote the development of companies with ambitions for growth in northern Sweden. Its clients span across all business sectors, from production industry and tourism to IT and biotechnology. Each year it lends approximately 300 million SEK, enabling dynamic, progressive investments and helping companies to grow. Norrlandsfonden is independent but works in close collaboration with banks, venture capital companies, local business development agencies, and other actors involved in creating viable and expanding business opportunities in northern Sweden.


Almi offers loans to companies with growth potential and assists in their business development. This applies to businesses in the start-up phase as well as established companies. Almi's activities complement the private market with respect to the financing and business development needs of companies.  

Venture Cup

Venture Cup is Sweden’s largest entrepreneurship competition, and connects experts from the business world with the entrepreneurs of the future. All competitors receive useful feedback, access to an established network, publicity, and the chance to win prize money. Venture Cup was founded in 1998 on the initiative of McKinsey & Company in collaboration with Chalmers University, University of Gothenburg, and Innovationsbron. Since its inception in 1998, more than 17,000 business ideas have been involved in the Venture Cup process.