Invest in Lolland-Falster

The prime growth centre of Denmark

Lolland-Falster, in the south of Denmark, offers truly exclusive business opportunities, benefiting from unique locations, with access to all Scandinavian and Northern European markets.

Our region will flourish further with the completion of the Fehmarn belt fixed link and corresponding local infrastructure upgrades.

Facts about Lolland-Falster

There are 105.000 residents
The total area of the two islands amounts to 1.795 km2
9.000 registered companies
87% of Danes speak English and 56% speak German
Average absence due to illness is 20% lower on Lolland-Falster compared to the rest of the country
You will find highly educated, local staff for most jobs

Fehmarn – We have now started

Denmark’s largest construction project has begun. More than DKK 50 billion will be used directly on construction tasks. Up to 4000 jobs a year on the island of Lolland-Falster will be directly or indirectly linked to the construction project.

At Business Lolland-Falster, individual sparring is available regarding your business opportunities.

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The construction of the tunnel under the Femern Belt will be Denmark’s largest construction.

Up to 4000 jobs a year on Lolland-Falster will be directly or indirectly linked to the construction. There will be jobs within civil engineering works, professional specialist skills, skilled trades, as well as service sectors such as the hotel and catering industry, the security and cleaning industry, as well as transport. The upcoming jobs on Lolland-Falster will create a positive spiral for the business community, thus spreading to all other sectors.

The Femern Belt Fixed Link will make Lolland-Falster Scandinavia’s gateway to Europe. The area connects the three European metropolises of Copenhagen, Hamburg and Berlin, which means there will be unique growing conditions for the area’s companies. With a regional university and many local educational institutions, there are plenty of well-trained job candidates to draw on, and there is both skilled and unskilled labour available in the region.

You get value for money with an investment in Lolland-Falster. There are attractive commercial sites and premises available close to a modern infrastructure, and compared to the nearby big cities, the cost of living, salaries and office rent is low.

Positive CO2 accounts

The fixed link will result in an overall reduction in traffic emissions. This is because there will be a transfer of goods from road to rail, and many lorries will drive shorter routes as they no longer have to cross the Great Belt, which means less CO2 emissions.

Investment and knowledge of green energy
Green energy and energy production are already an essential part of Lolland-Falster’s economy.

Investment opportunities on Lolland-Falster

Both active and passive investors will find attractive investment opportunities that are favourable compared to prime locations in neighbouring countries and regions. Lolland-Falster offers both greenfield potential and completed projects for sale or co-ownership.

Where in Europe will you find…

A happy workforce
Highly educated, dedicated and motivated people
Easy hire/fire regulations
A secure and low-risk country
Low company tax
Great infrastructure
Big business opportunities

And where in Denmark will you find

Local staff for most jobs
Low wages
Low costs for land and buildings
Swift and easy establisment
Close to major cities in Northern Europe
Great financial support
Growth opportunities

Networks and co-operations

Femern Business Park was established by the leaders behind three local companies: BM Steel Construction, Euro Workers and Lidsø Gods. Femern Business Park is home to a variety of businesses and offers, among other things, office and warehouse facilities, housing, temporary workers in most industries, experienced welders, cars, tools, security guards, cleaning, catering, materials, etc.

FB Suppliers, Femern Belt Suppliers, have gathered all local skilled trades and services in a one-point-of-contact network concept to facilitate access for all parties in one project; the network consists of more than 100 members.

Femern Service Partners, FESPA, is a local network collaboration with about 35 partners. FESPA provides total package solutions within, for example, transportation, logistics and port operations, as well as complete and energy-optimised site accommodation.

Femern Agency is a single point of contact for all who will work with the construction and is expected to have an office near the construction site in Rødbyhavn. Femern Agency is a governmental collaboration that aims to create a smooth and efficient regulatory control of the labour force for the Femern project. Femern Agency is a link to state and other relevant stakeholders that perform governmental duties primarily related to the entry, reception and residence of foreign workers.

Why Lolland-Falster

Place your business right in the middle between major cities in Scandinavia and Northern Europe – in a growth area

Great infrastructure

Transport Services

The closeby ”Transport Centre Cargo Syd” supports all types of cargo trucks including the extended, modular units. The transport centre offers one-point-of-contact services, e.g. customs clearance, service and repair of trucks, fuel-facilities, redistribution of goods, café, storage, payment of road tax, office facilities, etc.

Two major harbours to Europe

Gedser and Rødby harbours with the Gedser–Rostock and Rødby–Puttgarten ferry lines are the major ports between Europe and Scandinavia – and the two European transport corridors (the East European and the West European) meet at Lolland-Falster.

Lolland-Falster international airport

1,200 x 30-m runway with lights, well suited to cater for smaller propeller and jet aircraft, helicopters, business flights and taxi services.

Keep everything on track

Lolland-Falster is well connected to Copenhagen, and internationally to both Sweden and Germany through
inter-city lines – hourly or every two hours.

Great People

Dedicated staff

Resident staff on Lolland-Falster are more loyal than elsewhere in Denmark. On average the local staff members here have served their companies for a much longer time than in most other areas of Denmark – thus, our companies benefit from a higher throughput and efficiency as well as from lower costs for the introduction and training of new staff. Average absence due to illness is 20% lower on Lolland-Falster compared to the rest of the country.

Generally, you will be able to find highly educated, local staff for most job positions. The “job-centres” of Lolland and Guldborgsund Municipalities will assist if new staff members need additional training. The course content will be tailored to the needs of the individual companies and course expenses for unemployed people may be covered by the Municipalities.

Wages, salaries and other business costs

The economic incentives for operating a business at Lolland-Falster include comparatively lower wages and salaries complemented by much lower costs for land and buildings compared to other areas in Denmark.

In addition, Denmark has the most flexible, tried-and-tested workforce regulation in Europe, making it easy straightforward to adjust the workforce numbers to meet specific needs and demands.

Distances by car

1H 15 MIN
to Copenhagen

1H 30 MIN
to Malmö

3H 05 MIN
to Hamburg

4H 45 MIN
to Berlin