Business oppor­tunities

- For top performances in the Lahti region.


Lahti has the most diverse industrial structure among Finland’s major cities. The area offers an excellent setting for all types of business – the manufacturing industry, service business, and logistics profes­sionals.

The compre­hensive range of services available, strong business networks and functional ecosystems lay a great foundation for business development and growth. The cost-efficient environment, wide variety of business premises and areas, and central location near the Helsinki metro­politan area boost businesses’ compe­ti­tiveness.

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Active business networks and key business sectors

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The most diverse industrial structure among Finland’s major cities

Top area for the manufacturing industry

The turnover of industry is approximately EUR 3.9 billion. The sectors with the highest turnover after industry are trade (EUR 3.1 billion) and construction (EUR 2.9 billion).

The largest line of industry is mechatronics. Other significant sectors include the food, plastic and furniture industries. 

Family businesses are important employers

The Päijät-Häme region is well-known not only for being home to large businesses but also for the fact that many of the major employers in the Lahti region are family businesses. The Päijät-Häme region has family businesses of every size in every sector, and operating a family business is clearly more common here than elsewhere in Finland.


13,500 businesses and
49,000 employees

The businesses based in Päijät-Häme employ 49,000 people, which is a little over 10,000 people more than in the neigh­bouring region.

There are more than 10,200 businesses operating in Lahti and its neigh­bouring munici­palities of Asikkala, Hollola and Orimattila.

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