Approximately 17,500 enterprises operate within the Tampere central region, of which 80 per cent employ less than ten persons. The unemployment rate in the Tampere central region is slightly
higher than the national average, at approximately 12 per cent. The gross national product per inhabitant is approximately EUR 24,000.
Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and a traditional centre of Finnish industry. Today, the city is best known for its high tech and extensive know-how in various fields. Sophisticated high tech applications characterise not only the more expertise-intensive industries but also so-called traditional industries and products.<BR/><BR/>Tampere is a knowledge city and is home to people with diverse skills and know-how. Expert people and organisations support the development laid down in the city's strategies. Expertise-intensive sectors provide employment to educated people, in particular. As much as 29% of the population of Tampere hold a tertiary degree and 38% have completed upper secondary education. Skilled people are continuously being trained to meet the needs of the labour market.<BR/><BR/>In Tampere, expertise stems from fruitful co-operation between local enterprises and universities and has resulted in internationally renowned products. All these facts have helped for several global market leaders to make a decision to carry out successful business here.Top of page
The "Invest in the Tampere region" programme was launched to attract companies to the region. When you are starting or relocating business, contact Tampere International Business Office. To find suitable premises for your business, you may find the right solution with Tampere Science Parks. And Ms Hannele Räikkönen is the city's international liaison representative in Brussels. The city promotes a diverse and controlled cluster-based specialisation in the following fields:<BR/><BR/>Information and communication technology (Hermia Ltd.), Health and biotechnology (Finn Medi Research Ltd), Mechanical engineering and automation (Hermia Ltd.) Expertise-intensive business services incl. media and communication (Professia Ltd.) , Tourism (City of Tampere) and Center of expertise for meeting industry (Tampere Convention Bureau Ltd.).Top of page
The main task of the Business Development Centre is to plan and implement the city's business strategy, which sets general guidelines for the city's business and industrial structure. The Business Development Centre operates in co-operation with an extensive network of participants within the framework of a number of projects and initiatives. The most current projects include the BioneXt project, as well as initiatives focusing on general promotion of expertise and know-how. Bio-programme is a cross-disciplinary development project focusing on the research and development of health promoting biotechnology and its applications, research & development and global commercialisation.<BR/><BR/>The Business Development Centre provides advisory services in matters related to business and enterprises together with a number of partners, including the Employment and Economic Development Centre for Pirkanmaa, Ensimetri business service centre and the Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Business development centre also commissions surveys and studies to support development activities, and co-ordinates the development of regional co-operation in the fields of business and industry. In addition, the Centre provides an interface between businesses and industry and the city administration in matters dealing with building plots and business premises, among other things.
Looking forward to working with you,<BR/><BR/>Director of Business and Economic Centre, city of Tampere<BR/>Mr. Kari Kankaala<BR/>phone + 358 50 351 3020<BR/><BR/>and<BR/><BR/>EU Liaison Manager<BR/>Ms Hannele Räikkönen<BR/>+358 40 776 3446<BR/>+32 472626655<BR/>Tampere Central Region EU Office<BR/>1 Square de Meeus<BR/>BE 1000 Brussels, Belgium<BR/>office: +32 2 213 8345<BR/>fax: +32 2 213 8340<BR/><BR/>and<BR/>Tampere International Business Office<BR/>Director Mr. Vesa Kaasalainen<BR/>phone: + 358 50 5702329<BR/>www.investintampere.com