Rättvik continues to climb the Swedish rankings.
Rättvik is a beautiful pearl on the shore of Lake Siljan that has drawn car and music lovers for many years. In recent years, Rättvik has also attracted the interest of business with the gigantic leaps the municipality has made in the ranking of Sweden’s best business municipalities.
In seven years, Rättvik has climbed nearly 200 positions on the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s ranking of the municipalities’ business climate and is now the 45th best in the country. Among other things, the municipality has invested in the entrepreneurship of young people and women, which has yielded very good results.
Business is growing and attracting technical expertise.
Rättvik’s business community is a mix of a large number of companies. It’s mainly retailing, business services and tourism that have recently grown. However, there are also several traditional industries that make timber products, such as stairs, guardrails and prefabricated homes.
“Tourism is flourishing and still has extensive growth potential.”
The future will be about continuing to attract creative expertise, something the municipality has succeeded in doing in recent years. Tourism is flourishing and still has extensive growth potential. There are also extensive expansions of the municipality’s broadband fiber networks, which combined with the environments make Rättvik attractive to companies in media, IT and support.
Music echoes from the limestone quarry in the forest.
Rättvik has a well-developed cultural life with high-quality experiences and events. This includes Dalhalla, a unique outdoor arena and internationally established venue, described as one of the most majestic and most beautiful outdoor arenas in Europe. The limestone quarry is now a sought-after music venue with unique acoustics for both music enthusiasts and artists the world over. ZZ TOP, Neil Young and Arcade Fire are just a few of the artists that have performed on the naturally beautiful stage.
A tourist destination with a rich history.
In 1894, Sweden’s first tourist hotel was built here, followed by a long pier that served the steamboat traffic when the streams of tourists grew in the village. Classic Car Week, Sweden’s largest meet for automotive nostalgia fans, attracts a large audience to Rättvik in modern times. Rättvik’s market is another recurring event that annually attracts around 100,000 visitors. The folk music tradition is also intimately linked to this area. A visit to the Bingsjöstämman folk music festival is one way of experiencing this phenomenon up close.
Photos: Martin Litens