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The nature of Kainuu, the space available and quality of living are definitely strengths of our region, as well the safety, easiness of everyday life, versatile services available and the good infrastructure available. The region’s abundant natural resources and clean nature provide an excellent framework for the growth of businesses in the region. Extractive industries, bio economy and tourism, among other fields of industries, create jobs to the region.
Kainuu is an attractive place to live in and to have your holiday cottage in, as well as a tourist destination known for its forested landscapes with rolling hills, extensive nature reserves, abundant waterways and diverse cultural and sports opportunities.
In the Kainuu programme, we have set the objective of halting the population decline that has been affecting our region for a longer period already. Increase in multi-locational living, teleworking and the value of a safe and comfortable living environment create opportunities for Kainuu. Via development activities and investments, Kainuu's demographic trend has good opportunities for changing into positive direction. According to the latest population statistics, the population has already grown in some municipalities in Kainuu.
Our population and migration statistics are at the moment available only in Finnish, but will soon be available here also in English!
In the Kainuu Programme, we have chosen tourism, technology industry, bio economy and sustainable mining as the spearheads of development activities for years 2018–2021. Development of these industries is being followed for example by net sales and amount of labour force.
The statistics related to top industries and economic trends are at the moment available only in Finnish, but will soon be available here also in English!
In the Kainuu Programme, we have defined the most important factors for developing the regional economy. These include, among other things, business investments especially in the top industries, export companies, raising the added value of production and securing the availability of work force in Kainuu. We need more companies on all the business sectors in Kainuu, and especially export driven jobs in the private sector.
The statistics related to regional economy and businesses are at the moment available only in Finnish, but will soon be available here also in English!
Availability of skilled labour is a critical issue for Kainuu. Retirements of the labour force, future investments in production, the growth of Kainuu enterprises and the possible new tasks in the public sector all increase the demand for labour. Rapid growth during the past years has already caused recruitment problems and labour shortages worse than the national average. They are signs of a positive structural change underway in Kainuu.
The labour market statistics are at the moment available only in Finnish, but will soon be available here also in English!
A general goal set in the Kainuu Programme is that the Kainuu region may be reached quickly and smoothly using different kinds of transport, and that also the transportation within the region is made easy. The also includes providing a fast and comprehensive communications network, both internal and external. We need new solutions for transport, new e-services as well as investments for infrastructure. Maintaining flight connections to the regional capital Kajaani is also important for us.
The transport statistics are at the moment available only in Finnish, but will soon be available here also in English!
Our goal is to provide the residents of Kainuu region with a safe, well-functioning and attractive education environment. We strive to build seamless and flexible paths for students from educational level to another, especially to help the availability of work force on our top industries .
Our statistics related to education are at the moment available only in Finnish, but will soon be available here also in English!
We want to help the residents of Kainuu to reach and maintain well-being in all its important forms: health, communality, participation, level of employment and making a good livelihood. We want our region to function in an effective way, both within small communities and on a regional level, and providing a safe and appealing environment for living, studying, working and doing business in.
Our statistics related to well-being are at the moment available only in Finnish, but will soon be available here also in English!
Kainuu is known for its clean nature and safe environment. We have vast forests and real wilderness areas and the peace and quiet related to offer. We want to maintain these strengths also in the future, this goal complying with the national and European level contracts and decisions related to mitigation of climate change and supporting the environmentally sustainable development.
The statistics related to low-carbon economy and sustainable development are at the moment available only in Finnish, but will soon be available here also in English!
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The Statistical Yearbook of Finland (pdf)
Finland in Figures is an information package about Finland and Finns. Finland in Figures provides key data on population, housing, education, enterprises and culture in the form of statistics and graphics.
Sustainable Development Goals – Indicators for Finland 2020
Eurostat regional yearbook 2020
Findicator. Information on social phenomena: https://findikaattori.fi/en
Carbonneutralfinland.fi offers information, tools and solutions that rely on research and expertise in order to build a climate-smart Finland.
Vipunen – Education Statistics Finland
Information on Finnish municipalities and regions: https://www.localfinland.fi/
Information on municipal economy and state administration: Exploreadministration.fi
Information on aviation: https://www.finavia.fi/en
Natural Resources Institute Finland: https://www.luke.fi/en/
Tourism in Kainuu: visitory.io
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: thl.fi
Statistics Finland: Statistics Finland
Nordic Countries: Norden.org
European Union: Eurostat
Last updated on: 17.03.2021