The region includes the metropolitan area of the Danish capital – Copenhagen – as well as southern Sweden, the most densely populated area in Sweden.
The Copenhagen area is the region in Scandinavia which global corporations usually choose for their headquarters, not least because the area has 11 universities with a total of more than 135,000 students. In particular, the region is the leading area in Scandinavia in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology (Medicon Valley), IT and food.
This is one of the reasons why Copenhagen Airport (CPH) is considered the Scandinavian hub for air traffic to and from Scandinavia and the Baltic Region.
Denmark – and the Copenhagen area in particular – is one of the preferred location when the world’s largest corporations choose their Scandinavian/northern European headquarters. 49 companies set up in the Copenhagen Area during 2006 alone.
Companies with headquarters within the CPH catchment area include Microsoft, Pfizer, Intel, American International Group, GlaxoSmithKline, Coca Cola, Novartis, Nestle, Eli Lilly, Dell Computers, ENI, Texas Instruments, L’Oreal, Sony, Walt Disney, Daimler Chrysler, HP, Toyota, and Total Elf Finans.