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2011 was a year of many changes in SACC-USA’s history characterized by a new President, a new Chairman of the Board, and new officers of the Board of Directors, along with two new office locations.
SACC-USA would like to thank all the companies hosting trainees through the SACC Trainee Program during 2011. Altogether, 75 trainees were placed in the U.S. for training at 55 companies within fields varying from software engineering to public affairs.
“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”[…]”
Mark Francis Brzezinski was chosen and confirmed as the new U.S. Ambassador to Sweden by President Obama on October 18, 2011.
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 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.
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.
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.
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