In Gnosjö enterprising is somewhat of a lifestyle. The cleverness and the spirit of enterprise that for centuries have imbued our Municipality are still an important driving force in our daily work.
In the old days there was an enterprise in practically every outhouse which engaged the whole family. Today it is quite another situation with modern high-tech enterprises with daily international contacts and with the world as a market.
Low unemployment rates
Gnosjö has a long tradition of extremely low unemployment rates and is one of the most densely industrialised municipalities of Sweden with 250 manufacturing enterprises. The Municipality has a daily rate of incoming commuters of about 1000 persons in order to satisfy the demands of the industry for manpower.
As many as 63% of all the jobs are found in the manufacturing industry where people from different cultures work successfully side by side. But other branches of business emerge gradually – especially services close to industries such as machine service, book-keeping and cleaning of facilities.
Gnosjöandan – The Spirit of Gnosjö
The characteristic ingredient of Gnosjöandan, the Spirit of Gnosjö – the unique tradition of co-operation – is still essential. The industrial way of thinking marks the whole society – including the municipal administration. The result is a very good business climate with a smooth handling, a minimum of bureaucracy and a multitude of possibilities. Anyone with good ideas has all the possibilities to succeed in Gnosjö. In our Municipality it is as natural to run a company as to be an employee.