|Bergen region where more fire and Rain|
| [28.05.2009, 10:15am, Thu. GMT]|
|The Bergen region is unique. Located in the county of Hordaland, on the west coast of Norway, Bergen is Norway’s main maritime city. Known as “the Bergen region”, with its geographical location, growing economy, high quality education, research institutions and solid infrastructure, this area has continued to expand its reputation for value creation and quality of life. The is also a leading region within the area of petroleum, aquaculture, hydroelectric power, maritime operations.Hordaland County as a whole is Norway’s second most popular tourist area during the summer; the tourist industry employs a significant number of people and represents one backbone in the continued development of commercial activity, growth and renewal within the Business Region Bergen.|
Business Region Bergen is an organization working with business and industry to help maintain Hordaland as the most attractive region to work, live and thrive in Norway.
“Bergen is an open city with great diversity in businesses, most important industries, such as shipping, oil, gas and energy, seafood, aquaculture, marine industry and tourism, we have strong industrial clusters complete with research and technology. Business and industry, academia, politicians and the authorities are working closely together.”
The Bergen region has the only complete marine environment in Norway also strong in fish farming and fishing.
The Norwegian Seafood Export Council lists 33 major fish exporters in the Bergen area, many of which have their roots in the city’s centuries-old tradition of harvesting fish from the sea. See the separate articles in this issue of “Living and Working in Bergen” that tell the story of opportunities that abound within the areas of shipping, aquaculture and the fishing industry.
As a region almost surrounded by the sea, water activities such as boating, fishing, water skiing, kayaking and scuba diving take place throughout the region. Along the coastline there are many excellent places to scuba dive for fish and to explore the seafloor and its many secrets. With the short distance to the mountains, the region has a lot of winter resorts. The town of Voss is very well known throughout the world for its Olympic medalists in winter sports.