The business community on Ærø is as vibrant and varied as the spectacular nature of the island, and has a number of occupational pillars on which the business development of the island is based. Agriculture continues to play a significant role in production of milk, pork meat and grain. The maritime potential of the island is founded on its long history as a maritime hob, still kept very much alive today by two working shipyards, an array of maritime businesses, a navigation school and a relatively large proportion of the working population of the island sailing on Danish registered vessels all over the world. And in proportion to the size of the island and its population, Ærø is host to a surprising number of craft firms and enterprises in general. A key factor here is the degree of tourism and number of holiday homes that are found on Ærø. Tourism contributes with a large number of workplaces and a turnover of almost 200 mio. Danish Kroner and this branch of business will continue to have an ever more significant role over time.
Apart from the already discussed areas, the future prospects for business development on the island are likely to be centred on entrepreneurial initiatives within the fields of IT and graphic design, which attract a national and global clientele. Ærø offers fast internet connectivity and inspirational surroundings, which together provide perfect conditions for such businesses: sheer productive symbiosis. Would you like to learn more about the business community and current business opportunities and openings on Ærø? Please do not hesitate to contact Ærø Turist- og Erhvervskontor on firstname.lastname@example.org