North Denmark unified in supporting growth

Business Region North Denmark is a new and unique collaboration between the 11 municipalities of North Denmark and The North Denmark Region. The collaboration officially entered into force on January 1st, 2015. The purpose is to create and pursue a common agenda for growth and development, and collectively master the challenges of North Denmark.

By finding common ground between the municipalities, businesses, and the region, we hold a unique opportunity to achieve the degree of penetrative force that is necessary to put North Denmark in the national and international spotlight. BRN is the gateway to a united North Denmark.

Business Region North Denmark is responsible for initiating projects, while the municipalities, the local business communities, and educational institutions carry out the projects individually or in collaboration.

North Denmark at a glance

With its position as the northernmost tip of Denmark, North Denmark is an important destination and transit point for shipping and tourism to and from several countries, such as Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland. 

North Denmark boasts several renowned and innovative institutions of knowledge. The most prominent are Aalborg University (AAU), which is internationally recognized for its results in engineering, and University College North Denmark (UCN), which each year creates thousands of new Danish and international professional bachelor graduates.

What we do

A considerably part of our work i formulating common agendas and generating coalitions of common interest on behalf of North Denmark. Right now we have six formulated commen agendas:

  • Common turism i North Denmark
  • Better access to skilled labor
  • High level digital infrastructure
  • 3rd road link across the Limfjord
  • Sustainable growth 

If you want to know more about our work, please contact our joint secretariet for more information. 

Contact our secretariet.

Our five focus areas

We have five designated focus areas in BRN, and all our work revolves around one og more of those.  
Our five focus areas are:

Industrial Development and Job Creation


Qualified Labour


International Collaboration

What are our goals?


We strive for a North Denmark that is recognized for its unique ability to create sustainable growth, coherence and balance throughout the region. And for having exploited the opportunities of globalization as well as our regional strengths for the benefit of citizens, businesses and guests.



We contribute to creating growth and development throughout Northern Denmark:

•We unite North Denmark through joint agenda setting

•Together, we solve joint challenges, create new potentials and ensure a strong foundation for growth, job creation and development

•Together, we develop coherence and balance throughout Northern Denmark


Our management board consists of the 11 mayors and the president of the North Denmark Region. The structure of this collaboration makes BRN strong and effective, and therefore able to launch competent and relevant actions according to the challenges North Denmark is facing.

We propose launching notable actions for the individual parts of our region as well as the entire North Denmark. We do this through a close collaboration between the private and the public sector of North Jutland. 


BRN is supported by financial means from each of our 12 partners. In 2015 the pay contribution is 15 kr. pr capita from the municipalities and 9 kr. per capita from the North Denmark Region. 

The joint economic means is allocated by the BRN board for projects, growth and innovative development. 



BRN partners

The 11 municipalities of North Jutland and the North Denmark Region

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