Agder:

A region for the future

in ARENDAL AND AGDER WE CAN REFER TO a PROUD INDUSTRIAL HISTORY. WE HAVE EXCELLENT BOTH NATIONALLY AND IN THE WORLD IN BOTH INNOVATION AND WITH OUR FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE CHANGE AND OUR ACCESS TO GREEN AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ENERGY.

WE HAVE GOOD ARRANGEMENTS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AND AN INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WAS SIGNIFICANTLY DEVELOPED IN recent YEARs. WITH SHORT way TO the rest of EUROPE, EVERYTHING IS RIGHT FOR THE INDUSTRY IN THE REGION TO HAVE GOOD CONDITIONS.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN ANY INDUSTRY are the PEOPLE AND IN AGDER WE HAVE A great education system, and subsequent experts in their fields.
WE HAVE TALKED TO SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR REFLECTIONS concerning AGDER AS their RESIDENCE, THE LABOR MARKET, THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE AND WHAT THEY THINK ARE THE BIG BENEFITS OF BEING A PART OF OUR COUNTRY. HEAR WHAT THEY SAY IN OUR ROW OF PORTRAITS WITH COMPETENT AND REFLECTED YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO RESIDENT AND BUILD A CAREER IN AGDER.

Moving in, moving out, relocating

Can you find the good balance between family, leisure, ambitions and career in Agder? Christian Kallevig Arnesen has built up a name in finance and administration in Oslo and he frequents Finansavisen with good advice on asset management for both private individuals and holding companies.

Now Arnesen has moved from the big city and back to Arendal with his wife and two children. With Kallevig as a middle name and the family history in Arendal, it was perhaps in the cards that Arnesen had to move home at some point? Hear him reflect on the establishment of Morrow Batteries, his children’s future and his thoughts on the municipality’s commitment to the green shift.

Agder – Part of the green transition

Karen Landmark knew early on what she wanted to work with, and took an education to get a position at GRID-Arendal. Today, she leads much of the work in Greenstat’s efforts to introduce new forms of energy into society. She is one of those who will help society with the transition to a new green economy.

Hear Karen reflect on Agders in this large and challenging puzzle. Can a “small place” like Agder make any difference and have any advantages when it comes to the new green economy?

What makes highly competent specialists choose Agder over New York, Silicon Valley or Singapore?

Dr. Alireza Borhani and Parvaneh Sharshar could both choose on the top shelf of good positions around the world. Nevertheless, they chose to settle in Agder rather than big cities in Asia, Europe and the USA.

What makes highly competent specialists choose Agder over New York, Silicon Valley or Singapore? Do they see opportunities and values ​​we locals have ignored?  – And what role do they think Agder plays in the future competing in a global world for the best minds? 

The future of work in AGDEr

Access staffing, which delivers staffing and recruitment services, is exicted that Morrow Batteries will establish in Arendal, and that they are planning for a cell-production with up to 2,500 employees. Such an investment will not only affect the educational process and the influx of new people – but it will also create growth in other new adjacent industries in the years to come.

Hear Gry Knutsen, Linn Sandnes and Nora Holst reflect on the time to come and the establishment that comes just in time to change the labor market from the Norwegian Oil Adventure to a new green energy adventure.