26.3.2020Business Jyväskylä and Woolman Oy are planning an online store to support small service providers and specialised shops operating in Central Finland. The store will give companies an opportunity and...
10.2.2020The Heart of Jyväskylä project was presented to the Jyväskylä City Council on 3 February. The Heart of Jyväskylä project was set up to create a master plan for cultural investment in the city. The...
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.
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.