“Kristiansand is built on industrial development, shipping and trade. Hydropower, the waterways and visionary industrial entrepreneurs such as Sam Eyde are the cornerstones of the economic and industrial development that Kristiansand have experienced over the past 100 years. History clearly shows that the city and the region have a long tradition of warmly welcoming industry and business.
It has produced results. Today, we have a vibrant process industry that is constantly able to develop, and a world-leading supplier industry to the offshore sector. Kristiansands central position and our willingness to facilitate industrial and business development is underlined by the fact that we currently house two nationally and globally leading industrial clusters; NCE Eyde and GCE NODE.”
Jan Oddvar Skisland, Mayor of Kristiansand.