Agenda Northern Norway is a non-commercial company. The company’s owners are the largest bank of Northern Norway (Sparebank1 Nord-Norge), the national Labour Federation (LO) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO).
The purpose of Agenda Northern Norway is providing knowledge and facts about Northern Norway to the inhabitants, authorities and companies in the region, as well as to the national establishments. The company also provides meeting venues to increase interaction, cooperation and value added in the northern region.
The four most important actions to achieve this are:
The yearly Agenda Northern Norway gathering where approximately 500 representatives of the government, authorities, industry and businesses, culture sector, politicians and bureaucrats meet each other for making new connections and new business, as well as getting new information about the economic status and forecast of Northern Norway in addition to information in the gatherings topical program. The Prime Minister of Norway has been attending the gathering each year, and will also be present at Mo i Rana this year.
The yearly Agenda Northern Norway International event in connection to the yearly Agenda Northern Norway gathering. The most important Embassies represented in Norway, with significant trade within Northern Norway are invited to an event meeting together with CEOs of the industries of Northern Norway as well as CEOs of international industries with businesses in Northern Norway. The meeting includes dinner party with local cultural elements and a tour at local industry. The objective of the event meeting is to achieve new contacts and new business across borders.
Talent Development Program providing knowledge to young leadership talents from Northern Norway in age of 25-35 by creating networks across the northern regions, industries and culture. The program includes lectures by representatives from the government, authorities, industry and businesses, culture sector, politicians and bureaucrats both in Northern Norway, the capital Oslo and in the EU institutions. The young talents are given training in communication technics, how to hold a lecture, how to keep a speech and how to use social media and how to write a chronicle amongst other.
The yearly Economic Barometer provides the public with a common economic status and forecast of Northern Norway every November. The Barometer including facts of the development in investments, interest rates, employment, competitiveness and the development in different industries. All facts compared to the national and international situation.
It is also published a couple of special editions of the Economic Barometer every year, with content depending on trends and situations in the northern region. The latest edition giving an analysis of the labour market in the north, showing a major lack of employees in the health and education sectors in the next 25 years to come.