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Urban development platforms

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. Excellent facilities and new housing solutions are included in every development project.

There are three urban development platforms: Hippos, Kangas and City Centre. In addition to this, the Eteläportti development project involves the construction of a modern digital service hub for the manufacturing industry. All projects involve private companies, educational institutions and research organisations as operators and investors.

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Hippos is a sports and wellness centre of the new decade, which will be built in an urban environment in Jyväskylä, in the middle of Finland.



Kangas is a new, smart and green hybrid city district developing in the immediate vicinity of the city centre. The development of the old paper mill area in Kangas is the most significant urban development project in Jyväskylä.


City Centre

Jyväskylä has a lively and compact city centre. Increasing its attractiveness as the number one location for specialty shops, events and housing is part of the city’s development strategy.

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Eteläportti, located right beside Jyväskylä, will be the most modern digital service hub for the manufacturing industry in Europe. Eteläportti is an inspiring development and developing environment for companies and skilled employees.



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Anne Sandelin

Anne Sandelin
Director of Business Development and Employment
+358 40 581 9958