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LAHTI REGION. LAHTI REGION – EASY TO REACH. The Lahti region is part of the Helsinki metropolitan area. LAHTI REGION. Lahti. St. Petersburg. Helsinki. Brussels. Distance by road (km) * Helsinki 104 * Helsinki-Vantaa Airport 99 * Tampere 126 * Turku 213

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LAHTI REGION – EASY TO REACH

  • The Lahti region is part of the Helsinki metropolitanarea

LAHTI REGION

Lahti

St. Petersburg

Helsinki

Brussels

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Distance by road (km)

* Helsinki 104

* Helsinki-Vantaa Airport 99

* Tampere 126

* Turku 213

* Jyväskylä 167

* Lappeenranta 148

* Kouvola 62

* Hämeenlinna 73

* Oulu 505

* Saint Petersburg 356

Lahti-St.Petersburg 314 km

Connection viaTrans-Siperia rail road to Vladivostok.

Excellent road and rail connections

To Helsinki:

1 hourbycarorbus

45 minutesbytrain

60 minutes to international airportbycarorbus

1 hour to Vuosaari harbour

To St.Petersburg:

2,5 hoursbytrain(by the end of the year 2010)

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LAHTI REGION

Map of the region of Päijät-Häme:

The City of Lahti is the “capital” of the region of Päijät-Häme. Nowadays, you often hear the term "Lahti region". The term previously referred only to Lahti, Hollola, Orimattila and Nastola. However, with the increasing cooperation between the towns and municipalities of the region, the term has come to refer to different areas depending on the context.

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HARTOLA

pop. 3 388

SYSMÄ

pop. 4 391

PADASJOKI

pop. 3 449

HEINOLA

pop. 20 374

ASIKKALA

pop. 8 551

HÄMEEN-

HOLLOLA

pop. 21 845

KOSKI

pop.

2 125

NASTOLA

pop.

15 065

LAHTI

pop.

100 854

KÄRKÖLÄ

pop. 4 878

ORIMATTILA

pop. 14 894

ARTJÄRVI

pop. 1 456

LAHTI REGION - POPULATION

  • The city of Lahti hasmorethan 100 000 inhabitants
  • The region of Päijät-Häme 200 000 inhabitants
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FACTS ABOUT LAHTI

Region: Päijänne Tavastia

Subregion: Lahti subregion

Charter: 1905-11-01

Area (2010-01-01):

- Total 154.6 km2 (59.7 sq mi)

- Land 135.06 km2 (52.1 sq mi)

- Water 19.54 km2 (7.5 sq mi)

Area rank: 323rd largest in Finland

Municipaltaxrate: 19%

Companies: 6 500

Population (2010-01-31)

- Total 100,944 (10-03-31: 100,963)

- Density 747.4/km2 (1,935.8/sq mi)

Populationrank: 8th largest in Finland

Populationbynativelanguage:

- Finnish 95.7% (official)

- Swedish 0.3%

- Others 4%

Populationbyage:

- 0 to 14 14.7%

- 15 to 64 67.2%

- 65 orolder 18.1%

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LAHTI REGION

Populationdensity

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LAHTI REGION

Populationdensity (tenlargestcities in Finland)

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LAHTI REGION –

Agestructure

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LAHTI REGION

Income average (ten largest cities in Finland)

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LAHTI REGION

IncomeLevel and Purchasing Power:

1) Averageincome (over 15-year-olds): 23 562 € / year

2) Averagesize of a household: 2,0 Persons

3) Single households: 43,2 %

4) Averagelivingarea: 39,4 m2 / person

5) Apartments: 90,7 % of residences

6) Rentedapartments: 31,1 % of residences

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BIGGEST EMPLOYERS IN LAHTI REGION

  • COMPANY: AREA: TOTAL:
    • Osuuskauppa Hämeenmaa Lahti region 2627
    • Isku Yhtymä Oy Lahti 1140
    • Koskisen Oy Kärkölä, Heinola 1132
    • Starkki Oy Ab Lahti 980
    • L-Fashion Group Lahti, Nastola 890
    • Versowood Oy Heinola 616
    • Fazer Leipomot Lahti 569
    • Oy Hartwall Ab Lahti 508
    • Eurokangas Oy Orimattila 500
    • Kemppi Oy Lahti, Asikkala 465
    • Wipak Oy Nastola 453
    • Raute-konserni Nastola, Lahti 400
    • Vaahto Group Oy Lahti 400
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LAHTI REGION

Unemploymentrate

7/2010 Lahti region 13.7%

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LAHTI REGION

Education

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LAHTI REGION

Education

Tertiary Education:

Lahti University Consortium

International Institute of Applied Aesthetics

University of Helsinki,

Department of Ecological and Environmental Sciences

University of Helsinki,

Palmenia Center for Research and Continuing Education, Lahti Unit

University of Helsinki,

Open University, Lahti Unit

Helsinki University of Technology,

Lahti Unit

Tampere University of Technology,

Lahti Unit

Lappeenranta University of Technology,

Lahti Unit

Lahti Region Educational Consortium

Lahti University of Applied Sciences

Lahti Community College

Wellamo

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VISION

Lahti region in 2015:

Finland’s most ecologically efficient and business-friendly region

key areas of expertise
KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Areas of expertiserecognised as ourparticularstrengths, whicharegivenspecialattention and whichform a part of ourregionalprofile in terms of business, research, education, and publicsectorinvestments.

Cleantechnology

Design expertise

Practice-driveninnovation

strategic focus and objectives for 2015
STRATEGIC FOCUS AND OBJECTIVES FOR 2015

The mostinnovativeEuropeanregion in developing and applyingcleantechsolutions

Finland’snumberonehub for industrial design

Best Finnishregion in terms of profitability of R&D investments

Top availability of competentworkforce

Finland’smostbusiness-friendlydecision-making culture and serviceoffering

A northernpopulationgrowthcentre in the Helsinki metropolitanarea

why lahti region
WHY LAHTI REGION ?

Excellentlocation in the metropolitanarea

Excellentconnections:

1 hour to Helsinki bycarorbus

45 minutes to Helsinki bytrain

1 hour to Vuosaari harbour

2,5 hours to St. Petersburg bytrain

3. Half of the population of Finland liveswithin 2 hoursfrom Lahti

4. Capital of industrial design

5. Leader of the FinnishCleantechCluster

Energy and materialsavings

Eco-efficientsolutions

Recycling and the conversion of waste into energy

6. Strongconsortium of universities and universities of appliedsciences

7. Possibility to getsupport for investments and educationfrom the government

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Municipaleconomicdevelopmentcompanies

and theirresponsibilities

  • Lahti RegionalDevelopment Company Ltd - LAKES
    • Coordinatesindustrialpolicy
    • Provides business servicesregionally
    • Represents the interests of the regionbothnationally and internationally
    • Promotes and markets the region
  • Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd
    • Growth and innovationservices and the related national and international relationsDevelopment and operation of innovationenvironments
  • Lahti Travel Ltd
    • Sales and marketing of tourismservices
  • Lahti Region Enterprise Agency
    • Consulting for start-upcompanies