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Atvest is the official private/public agency that is responsible for the economic development in the Westfjords of Iceland.  The agency itself runs with the support from the local municipalities and the central government and has done so since 1997. The agency has a staff of seven professional workers that all are specialized within the field of economic development. Atvest has a continuous strategic focus on attracting inward investments to the region and this document provides some key insights into the region and doing business in the region and in Iceland in general.

 

In the Westfjords there are several opportunities for investment.  Key growth opportunities have been identified in aquaculture, open sea fish farming, value added production of seafood, sustainable tourism and nature based tourism.  This report will provide you with an overview of the region, doing business in Iceland and the opportunities in the Westfjords.