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Business Tampere, the economic development agency of the Tampere region, promotes investments and creates an attractive environment for sustainable business in the region.

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Tampere, the Most Attractive City in Finland

The Tampere region is the second-largest economic region in Finland after the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Around two-thirds of Finland’s economic activity is concentrated within a two-hour drive from Tampere. Together with its surrounding municipalities, Tampere creates one of the fastest-growing city regions in Finland. The city is preparing for growth and investing over 6 billion € in the development of the city by 2030 and aim to become Finland’s second metropolis. While strengthening its appeal as a student and innovative city, Tampere also hopes to become the most attractive city of experiences in the Nordic by 2030. Discover more about Business Tampere: watch the video

Did You Know?

  • Tampere region is the second largest urban area in Finland, with a population of 380,000
  • By 2040, the net population increase is expected to be 110,000 people
  • Tampere is investing over 6 billion € in the development of the city by 2030
  • The Five-star City Centre 2018–2030 development programme includes the construction of the tramway and a world-class Deck Arena
  • Tampere and its region have been shortlisted for the European Capital of Culture 2026
  • Tampere is the most popular Finnish city, to which Finns would most like to move

From Heavy Industry to Smart Technology

In Finland, strong mobile technology expertise and universities’ investment in research and product development have helped companies adapt to changes in the world economy and created a growth platform for entirely new kind of business.

The strong entrepreneurial culture of the Tampere city region has helped with the shift from heavy industry to smart technology and generated countless success stories in, for example, the gaming and manufacturing industries and health technology.

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One of the Best-Kept Secrets in Northern Europe

Tampere was elected by Finns as the best city in Finland. The city is defined by a few unique characteristics: surrounded by two vast and beautiful lakes and eskers, it has a perfect scale for walking and there’s always something new and innovative going on. In Tampere, city and nature coexist in harmony. Forests and lakes start from the city centre, stretching far beyond the horizon. The city is also known for its distinctive architecture. The grassy banks of The Tammerkoski rapids that cross the city contrast with the red brick of the buildings that once were fabric mills.

As the Sauna Capital of the World Tampere and its region has over 50 public saunas for anyone to relax in, throughout the year. The city has hosted thousands of significant events, meetings and congresses in the last 20 years, and will be hosting the Ice-Hockey World Championships in 2022. Tampere is full of festivals, theatres, museums and quality restaurants. Among them, the world’s only Moomin Museum, hosted in Tampere Hall, the event Venue.

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