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Why Jyväskylä?

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Jyväskylä is one of the fastest growing cities in Finland and one of Finland’s five growth centres. In Jyväskylä, both the companies and the population are growing. Last year, the population of Jyväskylä grew by approximately 1,880 inhabitants, and our relative population growth was the sixth fastest in the country. 

Jyväskylä has the keys to growth

In our young city of 148,000 inhabitants, almost one in three people are students. Our esteemed educational institutions will continue to grow in the future. In Jyväskylä, workforce costs are reasonable, staff retention is good and premises are available for many different purposes. In addition to this, we have good connections to everywhere in Finland. Due to the city’s central geographical location, the whole of Finland can be easily reached.

So why come to Jyväskylä? Because here you can find the keys to growth.

Evolving Jyväskylä

The City of Jyväskylä is investing heavily in building international-level business and workplace clusters, which focus on combining business and research activities, creating various piloting opportunities and international business.

Growth and improving the operating conditions of companies is one of the spearheads of our urban strategy.


Business environment

The purpose of Jyväskylä’s business ecosystems is to connect the right actors, seek out new opportunities and markets, and obtain funding for the promotion and implementation of ideas arising from ecosystems. The ecosystem work combines research knowledge and expertise, practical solutions and networks from local level up to global connections.

The latest research data is obtained from universities and educational institutions, research centres and product development units of leading companies. Products, services and solutions are created in companies of all sizes together with customers and partners. 


Expand to Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is an attractive growth centre that attracts interesting and growing companies, partners, investors and top experts from both Finland and around the world.

We offer a comprehensive service chain from the first contact to the building permit or lease agreement for a company planning to establish itself in Jyväskylä. The entrepreneur is supported by the entire staff of the City of Jyväskylä Business Development Services, from business advisors to internationalisation services. We also have good cooperation in plot, building permit and land use matters with the City of Jyväskylä’s urban structure services. 


Information package for people moving to Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is a cosy and rapidly developing city in the middle of Finland. Jyväskylä has a good reputation, and for a good reason. According to studies, Jyväskylä is one of the most sought-after moving destinations in Finland, year after year. We compiled an information package for new residents, so that the transition to Jyväskylä goes as smoothly as possible. 



Jyväskylä – the city of humane growth

We have a unique Jyväskylä spirit among companies in Jyväskylä: a culture that strengthens humanity, equality, trust and the balance between work and everyday life.

What does a city of humane growth mean for local entrepreneurs and business decision-makers? 

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