With an increased focus on attracting new companies to Esbjerg, Business Esbjerg has decided to allocate more resources to the many inquiries it is receiving. To this end, Business Esbjerg has established an investment department consisting of Head of Investment, Uffe Lundgaard, and Business Consultant for Data & IT, Mikael Kirk Simonsen.
In addition to focusing on more resources, Business Esbjerg has also decided to brand the region’s investment opportunities under the name “Invest In Esbjerg”.
"Invest in Esbjerg" consists of Business Consultant for Data & IT, Mikael Kirk Simonsen and Head of Investment, Uffe Lundgaard.
Several of the investment inquiries come from Invest In Denmark, which is Denmark’s national investment promotion organization based at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Invest in Denmark aims to attract investment to Denmark with a focus on the green transition.
Invest in Denmark will now have the opportunity to use office space at Business Esbjerg when their investment advisors are on study tours in the region with potential investors, which is something that pleases Anne Hougaard Jensen, director, Invest in Denmark:
– Invest in Denmark works to promote growth and development throughout Denmark, with a special focus on sustainable and innovative investments. Business Esbjerg is one of Invest in Denmark’s close local partners when it comes to international investment opportunities in the Esbjerg region, where we have seen increasing interest in recent years, especially in green investments. We are therefore very pleased to be able to move even closer to our colleagues at Business Esbjerg with office space for Invest in Denmark’s regional staff, says Anne Hougaard Jensen.
“We are therefore very pleased to be able to move even closer to our colleagues at Business Esbjerg with office space for Invest in Denmark's regional staff. ”
Anne Hougaard Jensen
Director, Invest in Denmark
At Business Esbjerg, Uffe Lundgaard looks forward to a closer cooperation:
– With new business areas coming up in Esbjerg dedicated to energy and data investments, we can only see that the cooperation with Invest in Denmark will intensify in the years to come. It is therefore natural to offer Invest in Denmark’s investment advisors an opportunity to sit and work remotely with us when they are in the area. We look forward to working more closely with their staff to attract investments that can support our strategy as a sustainable EnergyMetropolis and achieve our goal of a carbon-neutral municipality by 2030, says Uffe Lundgaard, Head of Investments at Business Esbjerg.
We have so far had good cases together within Power-to-X and data centers, for example, H2Energy and Bulk Infrastructure. It, therefore, makes sense to offer this service to Invest in Denmark in the years to come.
Head of Investment, Business Esbjerg