Historically, Skaraborg has been characterized by agriculture and industry. The region has flourished thanks to the innovative power and entrepreneurial spirit of our 15 municipalities. The excellent blend of entrepreneurship and major industries has created opportunities for Skaraborg to become really good at many things and even world leader in some industries.
Today, our main strengths are industrial, not only in automotive and furniture manufacturing, but also in green industries. Companies such as Volvo, Ljusgårda, Dafgårds, Metsä and Vedum thrive here. What’s more, our skills and competitiveness are also growing strongly in new areas. Among other things, Skaraborg is an important arena for computer game development. Games that have taken the world by storm like Valheim and Goat Simulator come from here. There are major established studios here as well as great opportunities for recent graduates from the University of Skövde looking to do their thing or work in a start-up.
The logistics sector has begun to see Skaraborg in a whole new light. Thanks to its location, Skaraborg is a great place to serve as a hub for companies operating in national or global arenas. Mio and Jula are two good examples of major companies with headquarters in Skaraborg.
There are also plenty of opportunities in the public sector. There are opportunities in every municipality for people who want to work at preschool, school, in healthcare or perhaps in the service industry. Skaraborg also has several hospitals and a university for applicants to consider. The Swedish Armed Forces have a strong history in Skaraborg with well-known regiments in Karlsborg and Skövde, and an Air Force Base on Såtenäs. The Swedish Prison and Probation Service is also expanding its operations in Skaraborg.