Region Västra Götaland is governed by democratically elected politicians and with just over 50,000 employees is one of Sweden's biggest employers. It is tasked with offering good healthcare and dental care and providing the prerequisites for good public health, a rich cultural life, a good environment, jobs, research, education and good communications. All together, this all provide a foundation for sustainable growth in Västra Götaland. Together with its 49 municipalities, trade and industry, organisations and academia, Region Västra Götaland drives development with Västra Götaland's best interests as its objective.
The largest city is Göteborg (Gothenburg), where also you finds the largest port in Scandinavia. Region Västra Götaland is the leading region in Sweden for industry and transportation.