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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 137 000. 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 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.
  • Hippos2020 - A leading center of sports research and education in Northern Europe, 130 000 sqm2, total investment of 270 M€.
  • Kukkula and the Hospital of the future – 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 3.0. 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.

Services for companies

City of Jyväskylä offers services for contributing to companies being established and located in Jyväskylä and their further development in Jyväskylä.

  • Information on permits required for business activities and available business plots, please contact Service Point Hannikainen, phone +358 14 266 5025 or anne.heikkinen[at]
  • Relocation services for companies and customer contacts, please contact Director Harri Heinänen, phone +358 14 266 7136
  • Business marketing and stakeholder cooperation, please contact Business and Marketing Manager, Taija Lappeteläinen phone +358 14 266 7135
  • You can also submit a contact request or feedback via our feedback system

Jyväskylä Regional Development Company JYKES Ltd ** (advisory and development services for SME's)

Central Finland Chamber of Commerce **

Jyväskylä Business and Innovation Factory ** (consultation and advisory services for starting your own business)

Team Finland **

Soft Landing Services

Anne, Harri, Taija

Soft Landing Services help you to expand your business operations to Jyväskylä. Our team is pleased to help you in every way, free of charge.

Contact information:

Harri Heinänen, Director, Soft Landing Services
Tel. +358 400 643 298, harri.heinanen[at]

Anne Sandelin, Director, Urban Development Projects
Tel. +358 40 581 9958, anne.sandelin[at]

Taija Lappeteläinen
Business and Marketing Manager
Tel. +358 40 523 9321, taija.lappetelainen[at]

Soft Landing services include:

- basic facts of the region
- search of suitable workforce
- search of suitable premises
- contact network in the region (funding partners, business development agencies)

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