Welcome to Seinäjoki
the capital of space
and the best place
The best attitude for business in Finland
For years, Seinäjoki has been number one in several business surveys among large cities. This is the best place for companies in Finland.
- N:o 1 Local authority ranking, over 50,000 residents, Confederation of Finnish Industries 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023
- N:o 1 Finland’s best business environment, Federation of Finnish Enterprises 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022
- N:o 1 The image of Finnish Cities, Taloustutkimus 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Seinäjoki has one of the country’s highest relative growth rates by almost all measurements. For instance, the pace of residential construction is one of the most vibrant in Finland.
Value for money
The steady increase in the value of property and land in a growing city.
Good employment rate
The lowest unemployment rate among the biggest cities in Finland
City of doers
People and attitude. Seinäjoki is a city of doers.
Strong business network.
University city level of education. 32 % of residents have an academic degree. Strong multidisciplinary university of applied sciences.
Business investment in Seinäjoki over a €1bn, 2017-2021
Companies believe in the growth of Seinäjoki. The companies’ investments in Seinäjoki have been more than one billion euros in 2017-2021.
– Investments are the strongest indicator of the direction of regional development. So, Seinäjoki is continuing on a very strong growth path and it is a pleasure to market the city for new companies as well, says Leena Perämäki, CEO of Into Seinäjoki.
Here are some of the most significant investments and investment decisions
Industry 470 Meur: Atria (expansion of a poultry factory, pig cutting plant + Finland’s largest solar power plant built on Atria’s facilities), Nurmo’s bioenergy, Prima-Power, large logistics centers in the new area of Roves.
Construction 380 Meur: More than 20 residential and commercial construction sites in the city center: e.g. OmaSp-talo, Kassakulma, Rauniontorni, Bio-Rex movie theatre, Sofiantorni, Aino, Patruunakortti, Jerikon kortteli, Itikanmäki, Saga Care, Kiskankulma, Leipuri.
Shops 150 Meur: Ideapark, Eepee market constructions, Lidl Päivölä, Puuilo, Hankkija Päivölä, Koneita.com, NHK agricultural center
Sports and culture 30 Meur: Kalevannavetta, OmaSp Stadium and stadium event arena extension, Hoplop, Teho Sport Arena, Wiihde Arena, padel halls, training halls for dog enthusiasts and football players.
Seinäjoki is along the Finnish “growth corridor”
- Excellent location on the Helsinki-Tampere-Seinäjoki growth path.
- Good accessibility: 2 hrs. 50 min. to Helsinki, 1 hr. 5 min. to Tampere and 45 min. to Vaasa
- Almost every hour by train from Helsinki to Seinäjoki
- 10 km to Seinäjoki Airport, 80 km to Vaasa Airport
Do you want to hear more?
Please contact and I will tell more about Seinäjoki.
Mr. Jukka Pajunen
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We are already here
Seinäjoki is a growing city
Population: 64,379. Growth 0.6-1% per year.
Finland’s 16th largest city.
The Seinäjoki urban area is one of the ten largest urban areas in Finland. The Seinäjoki urban area, formed by Seinäjoki, Alavus, Isokyrö, Kauhava, Kuortane, Kurika and Lapua, has about 150,000 inhabitants.
The economic structure of Seinäjoki
The strongest industries in Seinäjoki are the Technology Industry and the Food Industry. Seinäjoki is also a significant concentration in trade.
Education and research 10.6%
Administration and public services 10.5%
Agriculture and forestry 2.6%
High employment rate
Employment: Seinäjoki and Southern Ostrobothnia have one of the highest employment rates in mainland Finland. Correspondingly, the unemployment rate in Seinäjoki is one of the lowest in the country’s major cities.
Jobs: 31 210
Employment rate: 74.3%
Job self-sufficiency 110%
Largest employers in Seinäjoki
Southern Ostrobothnia Hospital District 3,400
City of Seinäjoki 3,350
Etelä-Pohjanmaan Osuuskauppa 1260
Seinäjoki Education Consortium Sedu 750
Finn-Power Oy 400
Consortium of Eskoo Social Services 340
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences Ltd 340
Seinäjoen Käyttöauto 260
Income tax rate: 21.00%
Stable increase in the value of real estate and land in the growth city. It is safe to invest and locate in Seinäjoki.
High level of education
Seinäjoki is a university city. 32% of the residents have a university degree.
Sedu: vocational and adult education. More than 5,000 students. The total student flow is over 10,000 annually.
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences: 5,000 students, 6 fields of study (culture, business administration, technology, catering, social and health care, natural resources), 21 degrees. Selected as the best university of applied sciences in Finland in 2021.
University Consortium of Seinäjoki and the Epanet research network. A multidisciplinary community of 100 experts. Areas of expertise include the agro-economy and sustainable food solutions, smart and energy-efficient systems, well-being and creativity, and entrepreneurship and growth.