Regional Policy Forum

Regions in Sweden and internationally are facing significant economic policy challenges that are linked to urbanization but also to globalization. At the same time digitalization provides new production opportunities.

An important ingredient in Regional Policy Forum’s initial work is to develop an updated description of the regions outside the major cities. For example, many small towns are very integrated internationally through its industry. There are businesses in small towns that are at the cutting edge of technology globally in their niches.

Purpose and working methods

Regional Policy Forum will focus on regional opportunities for Swedish business dynamics and long-term sustainable growth. The Forum wants to understand and describe the challenges and conditions, but also to try to separate out things that can be influenced to different degrees such as more driven by the other, ie obtain actionable knowledge.

Steering Committee

Per Tryding, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden – chair
Martin Andersson, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Lund University
Petter Arneback
, Region Örebro County
Mikael Blomqvist, Michano
Johan Eklund, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum
Björn Falkenhall, Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis
Johan P Larsson, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum
Mats Philipsson, Almi
Caroline Wigren, Lund University
Lars Wikström, The Swedish Agency for Economical and Regional Growth

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