In the face of the challenges of economic and cultural globalization, Greenland's transnational relations are important. At present, transnational relations are not embedded in Greenlandic localities. On the basis of the concepts of coping strategies and reciprocity-association-market, the paper first examines how national economic structures are dominated by a few companies, owned by the Home Rule Government, which also controls transnational relations. In the cases of the municipalities of Ilulissat and Uummannaq, the local economic structures recall the national structures, although relations of a market type are more important in Ilulissat, whereas associational relations are dominant in Uummannaq. In both localities, there is very little in the way of a local entrepreneurial milieu or shared discourse, since a divide between "imagined" Inuit-Greenlandic and Danish-Greenlandic communities makes local cooperation and linkages difficult to establish. This division is also significant in transnational relations. The Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC) represents an Inuit-Greenlandic community, but it is only a cultural-political project. Transnational socioeconomic integration is only found in connection with the Danish-Greenlandic community, where the fish industry company Royal Greenland is the major example. But these socioeconomic activities are not really well embedded locally.