The Northern Growth Zone covers the 13 major cities and the 6 regions of the Southern Finland.
The Northern Growth Zone links together the EU, Scandinavian and Russian markets through the TEN-T Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor.
Furthermore, the Helsinki region hub also links the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor to the North Sea-Baltic Corridor.
The Northern Growth Zone is a northern Baltic zone stretching from Stockholm to St Petersburg designed to bring the area’s actors together to boost the region’s attractiveness and competitiveness in the global arena through the creation of a single, internationally recognized market, a single commuter belt and a world class industry and business cluster.
Action for the Baltic Sea Region
Located at the crossroads of the Baltic Sea where shipbuilding, the harbour and international trade have shaped the way of life, Turku has always been an international city.
Turku is especially active in the Baltic Sea cooperation, partly due to its history as the former capital of Finland and gateway to the world. Today, Turku is the home of Finland’s maritime cluster, where the biggest, most luxurious and environmentally advanced cruise ships sailing the oceans are designed and built.