The Border Triangle is already a location for international, highly specialised companies that are known throughout the world. These include so-called “hidden champions”, which have expanded from this region to conquer their segments in the global market.
Overall, the region has a clear focus on particular sectors and specialisations, including knowledge-intensive industries. Engineering and the electrical engineering industry from part of this specialisation pattern. In the wake of knowledge-based structural change, they represent key growth factors in the Border Triangle and make a positive contribution to productivity development and technological skills.
These are important starting points for future economic development; there are direct overlaps between Flensburg, Sønderborg and Aabenraa. These cross-border connections offer favourable conditions for the development of an entire sector. They also strengthen the sector-specific location factors in the Border Triangle.