Why Helsinki?

Greater Helsinki is a thriving business hub located in the heart of Baltic Sea Region, next to Russia and only 8 hour flight from Beijing and New York. Helsinki has an extremely well-functioning business environment; it boasts one of the world’s most talented workforce and has impressive figures to show in regards to investments made in R&D. It’s also a clean, stable and secure region with a very high standard of living and welfare.


See also: key ecosystems and setting up a business in Finland.

International accessibility

International accessibility

Greater Helsinki is a thriving business hub between East and West, smoothing the way for people and goods transportation to and from the European Union, be it by air, sea or the railway.

Quality of life

Quality of life

Greater Helsinki is a clean, stable and secure region, with a very high standard of living and welfare. No wonder the World Happiness Report lists Finns as the second most happiest people in the world.

Skilled workforce

Skilled workforce

Greater Helsinki boasts one of the most highly educated workforces in the world. The region ranks consistently in European Top10 for productivity and global competitiveness.

Key business ecosystems

Key business ecosystems

Greater Helsinki is highly suitable for knowledge intensive businesses. The business ecosystem is varied and holds strengths especially in the areas of cleantech, ICT, life sciences, logistics, design & creativity and knowledge intensive business services.

Easy business environment

Easy business environment

The well functioning business environment is supported by effective logistics, ubiquitous telecommunication networks, state of the art R&D&I facilities and high-quality public and private services.

Setting up a business

Setting up a business

Setting up a business in Finland is easy. Transparency, effective infrastructure and straightforwardness make the process of establishing a business in Finland quick, involving very few procedures and taking only 2 to 3 weeks.