10.12.2019Please note exceptions in the opening hours of various services offered in the City of Jyväskylä.
4.11.2019The Finnish Olympic Committee has included Hippos2020 on its list of priority sports venue projects, characterising it as a unique facility in terms of size and diversity and as a special competence...
23.10.2019Is Jyväskylä a city of education and culture? How strong is its position as a sports capital? Are we brave and cheerful? How bout ambitious and solution-driven? Who should we talk to about ourselves?
11.10.2019The humane values of social responsibility, trust, creativity and openness combined with a long academic tradition and internationally recognized sport universities make Jyväskylä the leading city...
26.7.2019More than 30 private investors from Finland and Europe will be arriving in Jyväskylä during the Neste Rally Finland 2019 week to meet with gaming and esport businesses, seek new investment...
24.1.2019Two biogas-powered pool cars can be rented in the Kangas area of Jyväskylä. As far as is known, these are Finland’s first biogas-powered pool cars.
10.1.2019The next parliamentary elections in Finland are due to take place in the spring, and frantic lobbying efforts are already underway to secure support for a wide variety of infrastructure projects....
4.1.2019A survey by Taloustutkimus Oy shows that Jyväskylä’s overall image has improved since the previous year to beat all its peer cities in Finland.
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.