Objectives and areas of focus

The growth zone links urban regions into a wider job market and economic area offering businesses internationally attractive investments.

The objectives of the Northern Growth Zone include:

  • increasing Finland’s competitiveness on the export and transit market
  • create sustainable, traditional and digital traffic and transport services
  • commercialise innovations through international cooperation
  • increase the functionality of a uniform labour market area and economic area
  • enhance Finland’s attractiveness as an operating environment of business sector

The strategic points of focus include:

  • wise and frictionless flows of goods over administrative and territorial borders
  • transport chains and logistical solutions for the business sector, particularly for technology transports
  • being an innovative development platform for producing and testing new digital solutions and services (including automatisation)
  • scalability and reproducibility of implemented project entities elsewhere in Finland and internationally