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ROOM FOR NEW BUSINESSES AND BOLD IDEAS
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.
Read more about the business opportunities and key sectors in the Lahti region.
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
In 2019, the businesses based in Päijät-Häme employed 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.