Vuollerim is a small village in the middle of Swedish Lapland by the Arctic Circle, neighbouring the beautiful Nordic woods. The northern lights in the winter and the midnight sun in the summer are among of the reasons that inspire the villagers to stay and work hard for this amazing place. With only 700 inhabitants, the village has managed to launch about 40 non-profit associations. Entrepreneurship is well-embedded in the local culture and is evidenced by the number of local companies, among other things. Today, there are about 60 companies in Vuollerim. Several of them are so-called limited liability companies which re-invest their profit in the local community. The current goal is to create more visibility for Vuollerim, to attract young people and families to live and invest in the village. The area has very good internet connectivity and a lot of possibilities for digitalisation that should be capitalised on.
sparsely populated areas
Degree of urbanization
population of 900
In Vuollerim there are about 60 small businesses, 40 non-profit associations and about 7 rural companies.
Vuollerimbygdens Ekonomiska Förening was a starting point for an innovative way of running companies together for the development of the area. In the last 20 years this initiative has been spread among several people. (See link: https://sites.google.com/view/crowd-doing-vuollerim/startsida)