200 new jobs in Hvide Sande Harbor
The large expansion of Hvide Sande Harbor has resulted in the creation of over 200 new local jobs since 2010. It is shown in a comprehensive analysis conducted by the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the Center for Regional and Tourism Research (CRT) for the port in collaboration with Danske Havne.
"The many new jobs are due to the development we initiated in the port expansion that was implemented from 2011 to 2013 and that we and the companies at the port have had a strong focus on expanding our business areas from only fishing to transport, traffic and offshore wind," says Steen Davidsen, CEO of Hvide Sande Harbor.
The number of jobs related to the port has increased by more than 200 since 2010, when a survey was conducted recently. At that time, the analysis showed that 464 jobs in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality had direct relation to Hvide Sande Harbor. Today, this number has grown to 666 jobs.
The Port Director estimates that the number of port-related jobs in fact is even higher than it is concluded in the analysis. This is because the analysis does not take the jobs that the harbor helps to create in the tourism industry into account.
The large port expansion cost about DKK 150 million and since then Hvide Sande Harbor has invested another DKK 40-50 million, which has been used primarily to improve port conditions.
The analysis from SDU and CRT concludes that the activities at the port each year generate value added in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality of DKK 367 million and that the municipality has annual tax revenues related to the port worth DKK 54 million.
Source: Danske Havne / Maritime Denmark