Denmark’s largest municipality
In terms of area, Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is the largest in Denmark. Here there is space for visions. Denmark is a proud industrial and agricultural nation, and Ringkøbing-Skjern is at the forefront on both areas. This is because we think widely in values; economic, human, and natural.
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality has a unique nature and a unique business life. Both need to be safeguarded. This is why we in 2014 adopted the vision” Nature’s Kingdom”, Which through cooperation and synergy ensures both green growth and business growth-focusing on the many things we are particularly good at in Ringkøbing-Skjern.
Business is not just business. The particularly favorable conditions in our area has resulted in special niches emerging. Agriculture and food, tourism, energy and production are some of our strongest arias – but there is space for everyone in our municipality.
Facts about Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality:
With an area of 1470 km², Ringkøbing-Skjern is the country’s largest municipality in term of area. The municipality’s largest towns are Ringkøbing, Skjern, Hvide Sande, Tarm and Videbæk, which is home to most of the approximately 57000 inhabitants. The commercial strongholds are tourism, energy, food and metal.
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is nature’s metropolis – we have a fresh breeze in our hair, presence, and lots of sports and culture. This is the home of active citizens. We celebrate the heroes – those who initiate activities, create unity, and assume responsibility themselves. This is how it becomes fund and giving to live and work in Ringkøbing-Skjern.
Energy 2020 – Great Plans for a Clean Environment
One of the greatest sources of pollution is everyone’s energy consumption. Electricity and heat are big spenders on the environment account. Therefore, we have set ambitious goals in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality: We must be energy self-sufficient before 2020. It does not have to be difficult. In Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we have natural options for getting a plus on the energy account, and at the same time this provides major business opportunities.
All work together in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality when the Energy 2020 vision is realized. Private homes, business, and public institutions are all part of the transition to local self-sufficiency. And it is common sense for companies. Besides creating a better environment for future generations, there is plenty og goodwill from customers. It benefits both a company’s reputation and competitiveness to have an eye on its environmental profile.
Space for broadness and niches
As Denmark’s largest municipality we have space for a bit of everything. We have both a broad production and plenty og niches. Some og Denmark’s largest export companies are situated in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality. Furniture, wind turbines, and food are among the things that travel from the municipality and out into the world. Here there is room for both broadness and niche companies.
Food – All the Way to the Plate
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is on of Denmark’s largest larders. De rolling corn fields and large farms provide bread and meat to both Danes and export markets. The municipality has an active food polity that ensures development, targeted education and recruitment of workers, and supports the municipality’s long tradition of entrepreneurship. This helps both the broad producers and the niches.
The good Life – All Life
Denmark has longstanding traditions to help citizens ensure their health and welfare, and these we embrace in Ringkøbing-Skjern. A safe and healthy citizen is also a good employee, and a solid and active team player in society. Therefore, it is important to help people assume a shared responsibility before, during, and after the working life.
Guests Year Round
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is a popular tourist destination. Danish and foreign tourist love our unique nature and the historical towns by the North Sea, and Ringkøbing Fjord offers some of the wildest and most beautiful nature in Denmark. In Hvide Sande and Bork, we e.g. have conditions that have given the area an international reputation among windsurfers and beach lovers. We have nature that draws people from far away.