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Helsinki Region leading the Nordics - Total number of 123 investment projects last year

IBM and EY have published their latest reports. They both are strengthening previous surveys: Finland offers an excellent business environment for industries that require skilled labor and are based on high-value jobs.

According to the recent EY Attractiveness Survey, Finland attracted again most foreign investments in the Nordics. When the survey compared Nordic cities, Helsinki was clearly number one with its’ 95 investment projects. For instance Stockholm had 33 and Copenhagen 32 projects last year. Also Espoo (17) and Vantaa (11) attracted significant amount of projects. So the whole Greater Helsinki had total number of 123 investment projects last year. Few of the assets in Greater Helsinki, according to Mikko Äijälä, the CEO of EY Finland are the start-up friendliness and atmosphere that supports innovation. These create an attractive business environment for many foreign companies.

One sector where Helsinki outperforms year after year is ICT and tech and no wonder. According to an external survey ordered by Helsinki Business Hub and Business Finland, Finland has significant skills resources across all technical skills areas. Only Greater Helsinki has 83 000 IT professional and when commuters are added, the number of experts rises to 152 000.

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Helsinki Business Hub

The EY Attractiveness Survey 

IBM Global Trends report