As the second largest municipality in western Sweden, Borås offers a rich choice of public services, trade and commerce, cultural events, recreation and education, as well as a highly specialized labour market. Proximity to both Gothenburg and Landvetter International Airport is a major asset.
No less than 1.5 million people live within a 100-kilometre radius of the city, itself a centre for the 220 000 inhabitants of the Sjuhärad area. Nearly 105 000 of them live in the municipality.
Borås is the home of 11 500 large and small companies in a wide range of different businesses. There is an enormous spirit of enterprise in Borås, and more than 500 new companies are set up here every year.
Borås is the Swedish centre for textiles and clothing with several famous companies, and a city of commerce with its 1 500 import and export companies. A lot of well-known mail order and e-commerce companies are located in Borås. Supporting this booming commerce is a large number of companies working with logistics, distribution and marketing.
The University of Borås offers courses and research in fields such as computer science, economics, textiles and engineering. Borås has a rich cultural life and has become famous for its many sculptures. There is also a symphony orchestra, a professional theatre cast, a renowned art's museum, and more.
Who does what?
Who Does What? gives a brief description of how the various local authority services and activities are organized in the municipality of Borås.