The Rana region’s leading resource for business development

About Rana Utvikling

Rana Utvikling’s ambition is to be the region’s leading resource for business growth. Its most important job is to facilitate new commercial activities and improve operating parameters for the business community.

The agency offer free consultations through its business start-up service. It also provides support and services which contribute to growth and development for companies in the region.

As a non-profit agency, all Rana Utvikling’s income is devoted to development work.

The business development plan for Rana local authority, adopted by council’s executive board in June 2019, is Rana Utvikling’s most important strategy document.

Green industrial hub

“Norway’s green industrial capital – the future is renewable”. That is Rana local authority’s vision.

Mo i Rana has one of the country’s most advanced industrial infrastructures, large and robust energy systems, good logistics solutions and access to the most important input factors for green industry.

Mo Industrial Park has a major presence in energy and materials recycling, hosts two data centres and plans to be a hydrogen hub. Its strategic ambition is to be at the forefront of green industry and the circular economy.

Where we are

The town is the communications hub for northern Helgeland, with the railway, European highways running north-south and east-west, an airport and one of Norway’s largest seaports.



Arve Ulriksen (chair)
Toril Valla (deputy chair)
Stig Erik Fossum
Elsa Kitt Grønningsæter
Jan Erik Furunes
Siri Jakobsen (alternate)


Rana local authority, 43.9 per cent
Helgeland Invest As, 16.67 per cent
Nordland county council, 16.67 per cent
Mo Industripark As, 13.75 per cent
Other shareholders, nine per cent