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Ambassador Jonas Hafström’s New Year Greeting

January 10th, 2012 in SACC NEWS

“During 2011 we have had another year of great activities throughout the United States. We are proud of the work we have been doing in Washington, DC through the 2011 promotional theme “Fabric of Life”[...]“

Exclusive: U.S. Ambassador Mark Brzezinski’s Ambitions for Swe-Am Trade

January 10th, 2012 in SACC NEWS

Mark Francis Brzezinski was chosen and confirmed as the new U.S. Ambassador to Sweden by President Obama on October 18, 2011.

Charlotte – From Financial Center to Energy Hub and Much More

May 16th, 2011 in CAROLINAS SACC NEWS

For decades Charlotte, NC was known as a banking town and then as a financial center. Despite the financial crisis it still is – and a lot more as well. Charlotte has gone from having one core industry to seven. Developing into an energy hub is now one of the more successful areas.

Swedish Film & Literature Increasingly Popular in the U.S.

May 10th, 2011 in SACC NEWS

Swedish music has been internationally recognized for a long time and is a large export industry to the U.S. while Swedish film and literature have been less established. However, Swedish film and literature have recently enjoyed an increased success in the U.S. due to Stieg Larsson’s breakthrough in the American market which has paved the way for other writers and filmmakers.

Texas – A Prosperous Region for Swedish Business

May 10th, 2011 in SACC NEWS

The settler’s spirit still characterizes Texas. With a streamlined regulation of industry and an open minded attitude to new businesses and products, the state is becoming home to many European companies establishing in the US. Soren Marklund, President of SACC Texas, is hoping to see more Swedish businesses in this vibrant region in the near future.

Top Ten Reasons the Nordics are Global Cleantech Leaders

May 10th, 2011 in SACC NEWS

Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland: These five countries are quite different from the “inside” – their economies have different structures, they use different currencies, even languages are not as similar as it might seem which often makes people resort to English in business discussions. The culture and mentality is certainly not the same. So why do we talk ‘Nordics’ and promote a common identity? Because despite the differences, there is a greater historical and social resemblance in this part of Europe that makes business relationships run smoother.

Volvo Invests $100 Million in the U.S.

May 10th, 2011 in SACC NEWS

The Swedish business news website reports that Volvo Construction Equipment plans to invest $100 million, (SEK 639 million) in its facility in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Volvo also plans to move the North American headquarters for sales and rentals by September 2012 to Shippensburg, from Asheville, North Carolina.

Fabric of Life – A Program About Lifestyle and the Lifecycle

May 10th, 2011 in SACC NEWS

The Swedish Embassy in Washington D.C. arranges seminars, exhibits and concerts with a certain theme. The theme for 2011 is “Fabric of Life”. The idea is to highlight everyday quality of life issues: How to solve the puzzle of modern life through the use of new services and products.

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