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Reasons to invest into Helsinki

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Why invest into Helsinki? Check the presentation and find out :)

indrek.vainu@helsinkibusinesshub.fi

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  • For the 1.4 million inhabitants of the region, many with higher education qualifications, life in Helsinki is dynamic and inspiring.Despite the European economic recession of recent years, the standard of living and the pulse of life in the city of Helsinki haveremained stable and calm.
  • Located in the heart of Baltic Sea Region – A quick access to EuropeShortest connection between Europe and AsiaClosest EU capital to RussiaAward-winning international airport serving around 145 international destinationsOver 400 weekly direct flights worldwide

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  • 1. Baltic Sea Region is the fastest growing economic area in EU Baltic Sea Region covers almost half the area of EU, is a market of over 100 million inhabitants and has a GDP growth that is above the EU average. HELSINKI Oslo Stockholm Tallinn Riga Copenhagen Berlin Vilnius Warsaw St. Petersburg
  • 2. When we say Helsinki… When we say Helsinki, we mean not only Helsinki, the capital of Finland, but also the neighboring cities Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen as well as the surrounding municipalities. This area, Greater Helsinki, has a population of 1,4 million.
  • 3. Easy to get to from all directions • • • • Located in the heart of Baltic Sea Region – A quick access to Europe Shortest connection between Europe and Asia Closest EU capital to Russia Award-winning international airport serving around 145 international destinations • Over 400 weekly direct flights worldwide
  • 4. The business ecosystem is varied
  • 5. Easy business environment • Stable political and legal systems – Finland ranks consistently in the top three of the least corrupt countries in the world • • • • Public-private co-operation is the key to success Reasonable taxes The latest technologies are a given Affordable office space available
  • 6. We host a culture of fresh thinking • Highly educated professionals • The world’s best educational system • Outstanding research opportunities
  • 7. We offer true quality of life • • • • Consider it solved – the Finns are practical people A compact and clean city High-quality health and social services An international metropolis where expats and other internationals enjoy their lives • The four seasons all have their beauty
  • 8. Thousands of foreign owned companies excel in the region • 2,126 foreign owned companies in Greater Helsinki (2011), employing nearly 108,200 full time personnel. • they employ 20% of all employees, provide 22% of all revenues and 27% of value added. • They are more likely to be involved in R&D: 15% of Helsinki based companies doing R&D are foreign owned and they account for 26% of both R&D and R&D personnel spend.
  • 9. We are in the top league for investment locations in Europe
  • 10. Come for a visit and experience the Helsinki way of doing business. We are happy to help!
  • 11. Helsinki Business Hub is the investment promotion agency for Greater Helsinki. We work in close cooperation with the key private and public sector partners both in national and regional level. Together we strive to make Helsinki a dynamic world-class center for business and innovation. Helsinki Business Hub receives its funding from public sources from the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen as well as the Uusimaa Regional Council.