Lapland is a region that enjoys eight different seasons. The ever-changing weather conditions, acclimatisation and control of such have made Lapland into a hub for Arctic expertise that is exceptionally rare. Read more »
Profit from Next Generation Megatrends
What are these megatrends favouring The High North?
The forces are demography, a growing demand for natural resources, climate change and globalization.
New development of immigration, global trade and bonanzas of natural gas, oil, minerals and water.
The treasure hunt is on: Arctic resources
The globally attractive natural resources of Lapland and its neighbouring areas are natural gas, oil, minerals and water. Culturally speaking, Lapland is a high-functioning, world-class holiday destination with a lot of growth potential. Not to mention the Arctic landscape with its extraordinary skies: endless 24/7 sunshine in the summertime meets the polar night sky of winter that is illuminated with northern lights.
We are already here!
With Lapland, you never have to start from scratch – even if you only have a good idea and some means to execute it. High-quality R&D services and existing, international business networks guarantee that your investment is more profitable here than anywhere else.
The region is home to a number of export industries, such as Outokumpu Oyj with the world’s most modern and eco-friendly stainless steel plant, Europe’s only snowmobile manufacturer, BRP Finland Oy, Metsä Fibre Oy, and the paper, liner and pulp factories of Stora Enso Oy.
Profitable investments – no unpleasant surprises
In the Global Competitiveness Report (WEF), Finland was ranked first of the Barents nations and third globally. Finland also has the best SMEs in Europe (EC). It’s no wonder, since Finland has an open economy that allows international investments to flourish. In fact, foreign investments are 20% more profitable than domestic investments. In Finnish Lapland we also take pride in mutual, international success stories. With a highly educated workforce, clean and affordable energy and vast natural resources you can’t go wrong. Looking for a trustworthy, long-time companion? We welcome you to claim your part in the arctic success story.
Lapland is rock solid
Stability in Lapland acts as additional insurance for your investment: environmental catastrophes and social upheavals don’t reach us here in the north.
Finland provides a safe society for international investors and inhabitants alike.
Finnish society is founded on high competitiveness, which has its roots in some of the world’s top educational establishments as well as with democratic, liberal decision making. The Finnish word “sisu” means determination and perseverance when faced with even the most challenging of situations. New technologies are quickly adopted. It is no wonder Finland is globally ranked among the world’s top nations in respect to investments per inhabitant in the R&D sector.
Focus on the Cool -> Lapland is in!
Lapland’s location in the hub of the Arctic, between east and west is unique and makes Lapland an attractive place for establishing businesses, as well as offering investors the opportunity to become involved in the billion-euro projects in the Arctic regions of Europe and Russia. We can truly say Lapland is “in” when talking of a functional base for commercial activity at the junction point of the northern cultures.
The importance of the entire Arctic region is experiencing dramatic growth thanks to the utilisation of natural resources, climate change, the new logistic connections with Asia, and the economic opportunities associated with these. The opening of the Northern Sea Route shifts transportation to the north and shortens transportation journeys between Central Europe and Asia by around 40 percent.
Arctic knowledge and knowhow
Lapland is a region that enjoys eight different seasons. The ever-changing weather conditions, acclimatisation and control of such have made Lapland into a hub for arctic expertise that is exceptionally rare. Arctic research, snow and ice construction, arctic technologies and the use of Arctic Design in products and services also provide competitive advantages for international businesses mobilising their facilities in Lapland.
Lapland has found the way to put together two and two – resulting in perfect ten. Vast natural and cultural resources of Lapland enable two main lines of business opportunities to friendly co-exist: large-scale industrial investments and fast-growing tourism.