List of companies of Greenland
Greenland is an autonomous constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark, the colonial powers, as well as the nearby island of Iceland) for more than a millennium.
In 1979, Denmark had granted home rule to Greenland, and in 2008, Greenlanders voted in favour of the Self-Government Act, which transferred more power from the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark to the local Greenlandic government. Under the new structure, in effect since 21 June 2009, Greenland can gradually assume responsibility for policing, judicial system, company law, accounting, and auditing; mineral resource activities; aviation; law of legal capacity, family law and succession law; aliens and border controls; the working environment; and financial regulation and supervision, while the government of the Kingdom of Denmark retains control of foreign affairs and defence. It also retains control of monetary policy, providing an initial annual subsidy of DKK 3.4 billion, which is planned to diminish gradually over time. Greenland expects to grow its economy based on increased income from the extraction of natural resources. The capital, Nuuk, held the 2016 Arctic Winter Games. Greenland leads the world in renewable energy. 70% of its energy is from renewable sources, particularly hydropower.
This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.
|Air Greenland||Consumer services||Airlines||Nuuk||1960||Airline|
|Arctic Umiaq Line||Industrials||Marine transportation||Nuuk||2006||Shipping|
|Atuagkat Bookstore||Consumer services||Specialty retailers||Nuuk||1976||Bookstore|
|Bank of Greenland||Financials||Banks||Nuuk||1967||Commercial bank|
|Brugseni||Consumer services||Food retailers & wholesalers||Nuuk||1963||Supermarket chain|
|Great Greenland Furhouse||Consumer goods||Clothing & accessories||Qaqortoq||1985||Fur, fashion|
|Greenland Airport Authority||Consumer services||Airlines||Nuuk||1988||Airport|
|Greenland Brewhouse||Consumer goods||Brewers||Narsaq||2004||Brewery|
|Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa||Consumer services||Broadcasting & entertainment||Nuuk||1958||State broadcaster|
|KNI A/S||Consumer services||Broadline retailers||Sisimiut||1992||Trading firm|
|Nukissiorfiit||Utilities||Alternative electricity||Nuuk||1949||State electrical|
|Nunaoil||Oil & gas||Exploration & production||Nuuk||1985||Petroleum/natural gas|
|Nuuk TV||Consumer services||Broadcasting & entertainment||Nuuk||2002||Television broadcaster|
|Nuup Bussii||Consumer services||Travel & tourism||Nuuk||1980||Bus|
|Pilersuisoq||Consumer services||Broadline retailers||Sisimiut||1992||General purpose stores|
|Pisiffik||Consumer services||Broadline retailers||Sisimiut||2001||General stores|
|Post Greenland||Industrials||Delivery services||Nuuk||1925||Postal service|
|Royal Arctic Line||Industrials||Delivery services||Nuuk||1993||Freight|
|Royal Greenland||Consumer goods||Farming & fishing||Nuuk||1990||Fishing|
|TELE Greenland||Telecommunications||Fixed line telecommunications||Nuuk||1997||Telecom, broadcaster|
The port of Nuuk.
- The Fate of Greenland's Vikings, by Dale Mackenzie Brown, Archaeological Institute of America, 28 February 2000
- Greenland in Figures 2012 (PDF). stat.gl. ISBN 978-87-986787-6-2. ISSN 1602-5709. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- Nordic Investment Bank. "Hydropower creates clean energy and jobs in Greenland". NIB. Nordic Investment Bank. Retrieved 2 October 2016.