Åland´s economy eagerly waits for fresh ideas and warmly welcomes new business establishments.
Åland has a long entrepreneurial tradition. There are nearly 2,600 businesses on the islands, of which about 82 per cent have less than four employees. Many are one-man businesses.
Apply for a license to conduct business
Åland has exclusive authority to promote industrial development and the right to conduct economic activity. This makes it obligatory for most companies to apply for a license to conduct business. The license is usually issued by the Government of Åland when you are a resident or plan to reside in Åland.