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  1. 1. TURKU REGION For future success May 20th 2011 Kalle Euro
  2. 2. 85 MILLION PEOPLE WITHIN 1000 KM RADIUS
  3. 3. INTERNATIONALITY <ul><li>Turku has always been an international city and a gateway to European cultural influences towards the whole Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Turku has the second largest immigrant population of all the Finnish cities, and the amount of its foreign residents is increasing constantly </li></ul><ul><li>Except for Helsinki, Turku is the Finnish town attracting most foreign tourists per year </li></ul>
  4. 4. TURKU REGION <ul><li>11 municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>300.000 inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>15.000 companies </li></ul>
  5. 5. TURKU IS AN EDUCATIONAL CENTRE <ul><li>3 universities </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest polytechnics in Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Over 35 000 students incl. about 2500 foreign students </li></ul><ul><li>400 professors, 200 new doctors annually </li></ul><ul><li>About 10% of comprehensive school students are non-Finnish speakers </li></ul><ul><li>International school in Turku, education in English </li></ul><ul><li>-> Qualified labour is available </li></ul>
  6. 6. LOW COST AND HIGH QUALITY OF LIVING <ul><li>The cost of rents and housing is reasonable compared to other growth centers </li></ul><ul><li>Good standard of housing, short distances, pure and safe environment, good level of services, variety of leisure activities, archipelago etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. VERSATILE BUSINESS STRUCTURE <ul><li>Traditional industries </li></ul><ul><li>foods </li></ul><ul><li>metal </li></ul><ul><li>construction </li></ul><ul><li>diagnostics </li></ul><ul><li>New expertise </li></ul><ul><li>-bio-industries </li></ul><ul><li>-ICT </li></ul><ul><li>-maritime technology </li></ul><ul><li>-logistics </li></ul><ul><li>-tourism </li></ul><ul><li>-creative industry </li></ul>
  8. 8. BUSINESS CLUSTERS 1/3 <ul><li>Bio technology cluster </li></ul><ul><li>BioTurku is the leading biotechnology centre in Finland and is widely recognised as a national leader. The BioTurku cluster has about 2,400 jobs and more than 100 related companies. Its combined turnover is about EUR 430 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Applied ICT cluster </li></ul><ul><li>The ICT cluster in the Turku region has more than 7,000 jobs and about 1,200 related companies. Its combined turnover is about EUR 800 million. </li></ul>
  9. 9. BUSINESS CLUSTERS 2/3 <ul><li>Maritime cluster </li></ul><ul><li>The marine industry in the Turku region has nearly 8,000 jobs and about 500 related companies. The combined turnover for the whole cluster is about EUR 1.9 billion. The marine industry is the industrial backbone of Turku and all of Southwest Finland. </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics cluster </li></ul><ul><li>The logistics cluster in the Turku region has about 9,500 jobs linked to logistics service provision and 2,150 related companies. The combined turnover for the whole cluster is about EUR 1.3 billion. </li></ul>
  10. 10. LIBERTY OF THE SEAS
  11. 11. BUSINESS CLUSTERS 3/3 <ul><li>Tourism cluster </li></ul><ul><li>The tourism cluster in Turku has nearly 8,000 jobs and 800 related companies. The combined turnover for the whole cluster is about EUR 290 billion. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative knowledge-intensive cluster </li></ul><ul><li>The creative knowledge-intensive services cluster has around 9,500 jobs and 2,000 related companies. The combined turnover for the entire cluster is about EUR 900 million. Turku will be the European Capital of Culture in 2011. </li></ul>
  12. 12. TURKU ARCHIPELAGO - 20.000 ISLANDS
  13. 13. BIGGEST EMPLOYERS (COMPANIES) <ul><li>COMPANY LINE OF BUSINESS EMPLOYEES </li></ul><ul><li>1. STX FINLAND CRUISE OY Shipbuilding 2 017 </li></ul><ul><li>2. SUOMEN POSTI OYJ Mailing services 1 192 </li></ul><ul><li>3. TOK LIIKETOIMINTA OY Supermarkets etc. 985 </li></ul><ul><li>4. IF VAHINKOVAKUUTUSYHTIÖ OY Insurance 780 </li></ul><ul><li>5. TALLINK SILJA Passenger shipping 683 </li></ul><ul><li>6. TS-YHTYMÄ OY Newspaper and media 653 </li></ul><ul><li>7. BAYER SCHERING PHARMA OY Pharmaceutical 634 </li></ul><ul><li>8. ORION OYJ Pharmaceutical 608 </li></ul><ul><li>9. ISS PALVELUT OY Facility services 603 </li></ul><ul><li>10. HANSAPRINT OY Printing 598 </li></ul><ul><li>11. WALLAC OY (PERKIN ELMER INC.) Life sciences 576 </li></ul><ul><li>12. YIT KIINTEISTÖTEKNIIKKA OY Construction etc. 522 </li></ul><ul><li>13. KUNTOUTUSYHTYMÄ - REHAB GROUP OY Hotel and leisure 445 </li></ul><ul><li>14. TELESTE OYJ Broadband networks 397 </li></ul><ul><li>15. STOCKMANN OYJ ABP Department store 379 </li></ul>
  14. 14. TURKU REGION DEVELOPMENT CENTRE <ul><li>A regional business development agency owned by the municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>Services for both municipalities and companies </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing of the region </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the business sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Location services </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Forum for regional co-operation and development </li></ul><ul><li>Employs 25 people </li></ul>
  15. 15. CONTACT TURKU REGION DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Yliopistonkatu 27 a P.O. Box 355 20101 Turku Finland Tel: +358-2-33 0000 fax. +358-2-2627 458 e-mail: kalle.euro@turku.fi Internet: http://www.turkuregion.fi

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