The strength of the Northern Growth Zone is the ability to offer businesses:
- a development platform for piloting sustainable and smart innovations
- enhanced cooperation and development activities of public administration
- effective collaboration between enterprises, the public sector, research institutions and universities, and utilisation of international networks
- possibilities to coordinate resources, catalyst funding
- efficient exchange of information and interaction
By bringing together key representatives of the state, cities, business sector and research and development organisations, the Northern Growth Zone network brings new business, jobs and vitality in Finland.
The excellent location of the zone, a functional infrastructure and versatile expertise create a unique platform for the development of innovations such as digital service concepts. The area is an attractive operating environment for businesses and an excellent investment option for international investors.
The growth zone links urban regions into a wider job market and economic area offering businesses internationally attractive investments.
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.
The foundation of a growth zone or corridor that is situated between urban centres is a functional transport system.
The report defined the cities where the development corridors end for the purpose of the study, but in reality the corridors continue onwards from
The Northern Growth Zone is essential to Finland’s foreign trade, logistics and international investments – the zone accounts for more