Today Koppardalen is an iconic part of Avesta. Close to the city, it is a centre for companies, the arts, sports, research and development et cetera.

Koppardalen, Copper Valley, is an industrial site with a history stretching back to the 17th century that lies along the banks of the Dalälven between the roads into the city centre from trunk road 70. Until 1938 it was the site of the roasting ovens and blast furnaces of the Axel Johnsson Group. The buildings in this area have been carefully restored over the years and The Works is just one part of the first section of the Koppardalen district.