Finland has 309 municipalities, with approximately 290,000 companies located in the municipalities. Our organization is dedicated to making their cooperation as smooth as possible. Through effective collaboration, companies are more likely to thrive and municipalities can grow strong and competitive.

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Local Government Barometer 2024

Winners of the three categories according to the size of the municipality

The winner of the large municipality category with a population over 50,000 is Seinäjoki in South Ostrobothnia.
The winner of the medium-sized municipality category (population 10,000–50,000) is Lieto in Southwest Finland.
The winner of the small municipality category with a population under 10,000 inhabitants is Vieremä in North Savo.

Local Government Barometer 2024

Every two years, the Local Government Barometer survey charts cooperation between municipalities and entrepreneurs and the state of industrial policy at national, regional, and municipal levels.

For the 11th time, the Suomen Yrittäjät Local Government Barometer survey was carried out with Taloustutkimus during 12.2.–8.4. A total of 9,627 entrepreneurs responded to the survey.

We recommend that the results be utilized as widely as possible in the dialogue between municipalities and business owners and in developing the municipality’s industrial policy.

Entrepreneurs Vibrancy Barometer 2023

Suomen Yrittäjät, the Finnish SME association, charted business owners’ opinions about the vibrancy of Finnish regions with the new Suomen Yrittäjät Vibrancy Barometer study. The Vibrancy Barometer establishes business owners’ views about their regions’ vibrancy and how it can be developed, and also provides information to influential people and administration to support decision making.

The aim is to strengthen dialogue between business owners and regional authorities and build business-positive regions throughout Finland. The study will be conducted every other year with Taloustutkimus.