Business & jobs

Creating a good framework for businesses to settle and develop in the area is a key focus for Herning Municipality.

The key to this is a strong tradition of co-operation between businesses, authorities and education institutions, and a strong will to move things ahead together. With Ikast-Brande Municipal, we have a very strong business council that work for an excellent day-to-day service for our local businesses. They also work on constantly developing and improving longer term factors, like for example the infrastructure of the area.

Our area has strong influences from the textile industry. But nowadays, Herning has a very varied business environment with strong and innovative players within for example metal, production, IT services, energy, hospitality, experience and service industries.

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Assistance for start-ups and entrepreneurs

With a varied and dynamic business environment, and a great track record for young growth businesses, Herning is a great area for starting your own business.

According to the World Bank, Denmark has been the best European country to start a business in, for four consecutive years. Denmark also ranked 4th in the World as having the most dynamic and attractive business environment.

If you are interested in starting your own business in the area of Herning our local Business Council Erhvervsrådet Herning & Ikast-Brande is there to help you with sparring and practical advise.

The Business Council is based in the inspiring and successful Innovatorium building in Birk, a few kilometers west of Herning. Innovatorium offers great facilities for start-ups and smaller businesses and organisations. But it is much more than an office sharing facility - knowledge sharing and innovation is actively facilitated among the approx. 70 tenants. This is just one of many facilities in the area for smaller businesses and start-ups.

Residence and contacts for registration

The rules for residence and work permit vary, depending on your country of origin and whether your stay is shorter or longer than three months. See the Welcome guide from, and for details.

Relevant contacts for registrations:

Citizen Service (Borgerservice)

Citizen Service (Borgerservice) in Herning helps you to register at the national registration office (folkeregistret), get a civil registration number (CPR-nummer), choose doctor, get NemID and Digital post.

Citizen Service (Borgerservice), Torvet 5 (Entry B), 7400 Herning, +45 96282828

You need to bring your residence permit, and to show up in person.

If you move internally in Denmark you need to register the new address. This is done digitally or by contacting citizen service. Please use Notification of change of address online

Please note! When you are leaving Danmark, it is important to notify that you are leaving your address and de-register from CPR


When you work in Denmark, you must also have a tax card. Apply for it online.

Read all about your Danish Tax Affairs on Skat's page in English.

Residence permits

EU and Nordic countries, contact: SIRI Aarhus, Dokk1, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, 8000 Aarhus C 

Other countries: Contact Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration,  phone +45 7214 2000.

International Citizen Service in Århus

International Citizen Service West in Århus can help with the same tasks as Citizen Service in Herning, as well as residence permits in the same office.

International Citizen Service West, Dokk1, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, 8000 Århus C, phone +45 7222 3375.

Note that you need to book an appointment for CPR-registration at ICS West.

Language - Learn Danish

In Herning the Danish classes are offered at the language center, Sprogcenter Midt Herning.

A few weeks after you have moved to Herning from another country, you will receive a letter with information about language classes.

Sprogcenter Midt offers Danish classes at different levels and for different target groups. They also offer courses in other subjects like math and IT, and they host different events and activities where you can practise your language skills.

Contact information

Mette Klarskov Hebel
Newcomer Service
Torvet 5
7400 Herning

Phone: +45 96 28 85 18

Always use a secure email if your message contains personal information or data. If you reside in Denmark you can use Digital Post and MitID.