Business development and employment

Jyväskylä is an attractive business city and centre of growth

Jyväskylä is the 3rd most popular city to move to in Finland, particularly for families with children, and has the 4th best city image in Finland overall. Jyväskylä is one of the fastest growing cities in Finland, current population being 142 000. 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 7 900 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 has recently been built in the Jyväskylä area. It’s a 1.1 billion EUR investment generating over 2500 jobs in the value chain.