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City of Jyväskylä

BUSINESS

Jyväskylä is an attractive business city and centre of growth

Jyväskylä is the 2nd most popular city to move to in Finland, particularly for families with children, and the 3rd best city image in Finland overall. Jyväskylä is one of the fastest growing cities in Finland, current population 136 000. During 2000-2014 population growth was 20 000 residents.

Jyväskylä's areas of expertise include ICT and security solutions, machines and equipment, energy and environmental technologies, as well as wellness technology, nanotechnology and education exports. At the moment there are about 60,000 jobs and around 10,000 companies in Jyväskylä.

Finnish hub for expertise in cybersecurity

  • Jyväskylä is Finland’s leading city in Cyber Security research and education.
  • At the moment there are over 500 ICT companies in the city.

Jyväskylä is a trailblazer in the Bioeconomy and resource-wise solutions

  • Jyväskylä is acting as a test bed for wise use of resources. Numerous concrete experiments have been conducted, the best of which have also spread to other cities in Finland.
  • The world’s first next-generation bio-product mill will be built in the Jyväskylä area. It’s a 1.1 billion EUR investment and generates over 2500 jobs in the value chain.

City of Jyväskylä’s main development projects

  • Kangas area in the city centre - The old paper mill area will turn to a home to 5 000 inhabitants and 2 100 new jobs, construction starts 2015.
  • Hippos Sports Center - A leading center of sports research and education in Northern Europe, 130 000 sqm2, total investment of 270 M€.
  • New Hospital – Campus for Health and Wellbeing. New hospital of 100 000 sqm2, investment 0,5 Billion €. New and innovative solutions where technology will be integrated in to the care and recovery, energy consumption and wise use of materials.
  • City centre development project revives the city centre’s attraction as a location for speciality stores and secures its superior status as a centre for events, entertainment and leisure.

Contact

Ms Anne Sandelin, Director of Business Development and Employment, City of Jyväskylä, anne.sandelin[at]jkl.fi