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In 2020 regional Culture and the Arts are characterised by diversity and creativity. A number of new jobs have been generated in cultural and creative industries.
Southern Norway is Norway’s leading exporter of processed goods, with future-oriented businesses based on supplying the oil and gas sector, the solar cell industry, wind turbine industry, car industry, and high-tech processing of metals.
A number of top places and awards in other surveys and competitions over recent years have consolidated South Norway’s position as one of Norway’s leading entrepreneurial regions.
South Norway has long traditions in tourism and activities. The top layer of the British aristocracy discovered the riches hidden in South Norway’s salmon rivers as early as the mid-19th century.