VIDEO: Why top entrepreneurs love Gothenburg

Sweden’s second-biggest city is a lively hotbed of innovation and home to some of the world’s forerunners in automotive and transport, life sciences, ICT, and logistics.

VIDEO: Why top entrepreneurs love Gothenburg
Photo: Robert Rehammar, Matilda Lindvall, Joel Rozada

But what makes Gothenburg tick? The Local met with three of the city’s leading minds to find out what inspires them, what challenges them and what next.

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Joel Rozada, CEO of Techno Creatives


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Matilda Lindvall, Saltet på Ringön


Robert Rehammar, CTO of Bluetest


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This content was produced by The Local Creative Studio and sponsored by Business Region Göteborg.


Red-green coalition takes power in Gothenburg

The Social Democrats, Green Party and Left Party have managed to oust the right-wing Moderates from power in Gothenburg, despite failing to strike a coalition deal with the Centre Party.

Red-green coalition takes power in Gothenburg

The Social Democrats, Left Party and Green Party will now take over the municipality with Jonas Attenius, group leader for the Social Democrats in the city, becoming the new mayor.

“We three parties are ready to together take responsibility for leading Gothenburg,” Attenius wrote to TT. “I am looking forward immensely to leading Gothenburg in the coming years.” 

The three parties will lead a minority government, with 40 out of 81 mandates, meaning it will dependent on mandates from the Centre Party to pass proposals. 

The three parties had hoped to bring the Centre Party into the coalition, but talks fell apart on Monday,  October 24th. 

“We our going into opposition, but our goal is to be an independent, liberal force, which can negotiate both to the left and to the right,” the party’s group leader in Gothenburg, Emmyly Bönfors told the Göteborgs-Posten newspaper. 

The end of talks in Gothenburg leave the Social Democrats leading coalition governments in all three of Sweden’s major cities, with Karin Wanngård appointed Mayor of Stockholm on October 17th. 

The Social Democrats had unbroken control in Malmö since 1994, after they regained power from the Moderates, who controlled the city from 1991-1994, and also from 1985-1988.