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Jyväskylä's position in the image survey is lower

In 2013, the best grade Jyväskylä received was for the availability of labour.

The Taloustutkimus Oy annually implements a survey with the goal of discovering the image of municipalities, the weaknesses and strengths of municipalities, and the willingness of the respondents to recommend the municipality as the location of operations for a company. Jyväskylä has participated in the survey since 1994.

The number of Jyväskylä-based companies which took the survey this year was 60.

The overall grade of Jyväskylä, in leading positions for years, has decreased since 2010.

Jyväskylä good in availability of skilled work force

In 2013, the best grade Jyväskylä received was for the availability of labour (7.18). In recommending Jyväskylä as the location of operations for the company, the number of those expressing criticism had increased.

City's current financial situation, location and traffic connections were criticized

The most common reasons for criticism were the city's current financial situation, the location and traffic connections.

"The results were not a surprise. Balancing the financial situation of the city is our main goal over the next few years. Fortunately, a lot of new companies are still being founded, and people with an academic degree are also interested in entrepreneurship. We have received valuable feedback on many things. Companies have been grateful for the development of procurement cooperation, for example," says Mayor Markku Andersson.

Jyväskylä fast in land use planning

According to a national comparison review, the speed of zoning in Finland has improved. Among large Finnish cities, Jyväskylä is the fourth-fastest zoning operator. Operations have been developed by taking care of construction- and environment-related permits in the same location.

The survey was carried out in September-October 2013. The survey included Finland's 35 largest municipalities. The respondents consisted of decision-makers from companies based in the included municipalities' CEOs and CFOs.

More information on the survey Markus Mervola, phone +358 9 7585 1340, markus.mervola@taloustutkimus.fi

7.1.2014Satu Heikkinen

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