Relocate and save money
By relocating to the Lahti region, you save money and time – and get a leg up on your competitors. Business premises, plots, labour costs, housing and recreation are clearly more affordable in Lahti than in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The distances are short, and the clients and partners based in the Helsinki metropolitan area are less than an hour away by train.
within 150 km
Average price of housing
Eur 1,900/ m2
“Our German owner required clear and numerical justifications to support the decision. The Lahti region and Hollola were clearly the best option.”
- Marko Mölsä, Layher Oy
More affordable premises and plots
The rental prices of business premises and the price level of plots are significantly lower in the Lahti region than in the Helsinki region and the rest of Southern Finland; on average, the rental prices of business premises are 40% lower than in the Helsinki metropolitan area.
The Lahti region offers high-quality premises and plots as solutions that can be customised according to the needs of businesses. Another source of cost savings is the housing prices in the Lahti region, as they are significantly lower than in the Helsinki metropolitan area and elsewhere in Southern Finland.
The right location brings savings
Location matters. The Lahti region is densely built, and everything is located within a short distance in the region. Businesses operating in the Lahti region gain efficiency and cost benefits thanks to the ease of travel within the area, the proximity of the Helsinki metropolitan area and fast transport connections there, as well as the solid range of services and business networks available within the region. Customers are within easy reach; 80% of the Finnish market operates within a radius of 150 kilometres, and every corner of Finland can be reached within a day. The Helsinki metropolitan area, an international airport and ports are within an hour’s journey.
Skilled, committed team – a factor in the business’s success
Approximately 25,000 students study at LUT University, LAB University of Applied Sciences, Salpaus Further Education and other educational institutions annually. The daily commuter area is wide, covering places such as the Helsinki metropolitan area, Kouvola and Hämeenlinna. The range of education options and wide, functional commuter area together ensure the availability of labour.
The Lahti region provides skilled people with the services and recreational opportunities of a major city, as well as diverse housing options and considerably lower housing costs than the Helsinki metropolitan area, for example. Businesses that operate in the area appreciate the fact that the employees working in the Lahti region are strongly committed to their work, and the employee turnover rate is low.
Businesses that relocate to the Lahti region also receive support in finding skilled employees and managing recruitment. Read more about Lahti All Inclusive relocation services
In the Lahti region, networking is goal-oriented and based on existing needs – and, above all, opportunities. Cooperation between public operators and businesses in the Lahti region has produced cooperation networks and joint projects that provide concrete financial benefits to businesses: new customers, partners, new products or savings in marketing costs, for example.
Networking may involve such things as researching the Asian or Russian market with a particular company group, participating in a maritime trade fair and events in Finland and Europe, preparing a joint brochure or video, businesses having a joint presence at the Subcontracting Fair, or conducting joint product development and research projects.
Read more about networks: Päijät-Häme Grain Cluster | Lahti Region Maritime Cluster | Lahti GEM - electronic transport cluster | Lahti Sport Hub